Patents Examined by Eileen M Adams
  • Patent number: 11989860
    Abstract: Generally described, one or more aspects of the present application correspond to systems and techniques for spectral imaging using a multi-aperture system with curved multi-bandpass filters positioned over each aperture. The present disclosure further relates to techniques for implementing spectral unmixing and image registration to generate a spectral datacube using image information received from such imaging systems. Aspects of the present disclosure relate to using such a datacube to analyze the imaged object, for example to analyze tissue in a clinical setting, perform biometric recognition, or perform materials analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Spectral MD, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McCall, Wensheng Fan, Jason Dwight, Zhicun Gao, Jeffrey E. Thatcher, John Michael DiMaio
  • Patent number: 11983936
    Abstract: A data collection device of an embodiment includes a processor. The processor is configured to execute a program to acquire an image obtained by capturing surroundings of a first vehicle, determine whether the first vehicle has performed a lane change during a determination period based on information indicating a traveling history of the first vehicle, and collect the image included in the determination period as training data for a determination model that determines whether there is an obstacle in a road in a case where it is determined that the first vehicle has not performed a lane change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Konishi
  • Patent number: 11985429
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to improving image quality in a scanning camera system via scan angle selection to obtain images having overlap for performing image stitching, dynamically tuning an aperture of a camera in the scanning camera system, updating pixel values of an image using vignetting data, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: NEARMAP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
    Inventors: James Austin Besley, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads
  • Patent number: 11975660
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a camera module configured for mounting at an in-cabin portion of a windshield of a vehicle and including a circuit board and a camera that views forward of the vehicle and through the windshield. The camera includes a CMOS imaging sensor array. A data processor is operable to process image data captured by the CMOS imaging sensor array. Image data captured by the CMOS imaging sensor array is encoded by a data encoder chip. Image data captured by the CMOS imaging sensor array that is encoded at the data encoder chip is carried as a data stream from the camera module to the data processor via a cable. Communication via the cable between the camera and the data processor is bidirectional. The data processor is located in the vehicle remote from the camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ove J. Salomonsson, Christopher L. Van Dan Elzen
  • Patent number: 11979544
    Abstract: A video transmission method according to embodiments comprises: a pre-processing step for processing video data; a step for encoding the video data; and/or a step for transmitting a bitstream including the video data. A video reception method according to embodiments comprises the steps of: receiving video data; decoding the video data; and/or rendering the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunmook Oh, Sejin Oh, Eun Seok Ryu, Soonbin Lee, Dongmin Jang, Jong Beom Jeong
  • Patent number: 11979651
    Abstract: Provided is an image acquisition apparatus. The image acquisition apparatus includes: a moving member, a lifting member, and an image acquisition member. The moving member can move on a bearing surface; the lifting member is provided on the moving member; the image acquisition member is movably connected to the lifting member; the image acquisition member can move in a first direction parallel to the axis of the lifting member, and/or can move in a second direction vertical to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Jingdong Technology Information Technology Co, Ltd
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Gengxun Xie, Chongshan Wang
  • Patent number: 11972555
    Abstract: A product-inspection apparatus includes a vibration unit configured to vibrate an object to be inspected at different vibration frequencies in a stepwise manner, the object to be inspected being a product in which a powder is contained in a container, a light source configured to apply light onto an upper surface of the powder, an imaging unit configured to take an image of the upper surface of the powder at a frame rate equal to or higher than a maximum vibration frequency of the vibration unit, and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the object to be inspected is a quality product based on image information taken by the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shoji Yachida
  • Patent number: 11974035
    Abstract: Trains that pass through an inspection portal must be analyzed for structural integrity through the capture of high-resolution images of the train, the train cars and the associated parts of the train car (hoses, knuckles and wheels for example). A directed source of light using the correct camera placement and lighting for the cameras is provided to ensure that the images are the highest resolution possible with the environmental factors that are present. With the clear images that are provided the images are formed to provide an analysis of the integrity of the train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Ned Buschelman
  • Patent number: 11971529
    Abstract: A method for determining a focus position includes recording at least one first image, wherein image data of the at least one recorded first image are dependent on at least one first focus position during the recording of the at least one first image. A second focus position is determined based on an analysis of the at least one recorded first image using a trained model. At least one second image is recorded using the second focus position. The at least one first image and the at least one second image contain items of information which are in a context with a training of the trained model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Sieckmann, Constantin Kappel
  • Patent number: 11967038
    Abstract: A system and method for jointly displaying an image and a map is disclosed. The method may including obtaining an image captured by a camera. The image may include a target in a surrounding environment of the camera. The method may further include obtaining a map of the surrounding environment. The map may at least include a location corresponding to the target and a location corresponding to the camera. The method may jointly display the image and the map, wherein a representation of the image is aligned with the location corresponding to the target and the location corresponding to the camera in the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiankun Li, Wei Lu, Jun Yin, Xingming Zhang
  • Patent number: 11959296
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a graveside communications device exchanging multimedia between a grave and a user's communications device remote from the grave, activating an energy emitter configured by the graveside device to physically interact with the grave responsive to the remote user's activity, and sending to the user's communication device a live indication of the interaction. In an illustrative example, the device at the grave may include a video camera. The user's device may be configured to exchange multimedia with the graveside device. In some examples, the energy emitter may be a laser pointer directed at the grave. The remote user's activity may be, for example, the user1 s voice captured by the user's smartphone modulating the laser pointer light. Various examples may advantageously provide graveside telepresence, permitting a user physical interaction with a grave, and providing live indication of the interaction to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: GraveTime Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Schechter
  • Patent number: 11956566
    Abstract: An audio-visual system may include a housing comprising an open upper end and a storage space, an audio-visual device installed inside the housing and exposable through the open upper end, and a lifting device configured to expose or store the audio-visual device inside the housing through the open upper end. The audio-visual device may include a display, a speaker, and a processor configured to control the audio-visual system to operate in a first mode for outputting media art content while the display is stored in the housing according to a first event, operate in a second mode for outputting audio content through the speaker while part of the display is exposed through the open upper end according to a second event, and operate in a third mode for outputting a visual content while the entire display is exposed through the open upper end according to a third event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ha-Na Kim, Jee-hoon Park, Hyun-yong Choi, You-na Choo, Soo-hyun Whang
  • Patent number: 11954172
    Abstract: A computational microscope and a method for its operation are disclosed. In some embodiments, the microscope maps points on a sample to point in an intensity pattern on a one-to-many basis. The microscope utilizes illumination angle coding, polarization coding, amplitude coding, and phase coding to capture more information than prior art computational microscopes. Although the resulting intensity patterns are not human-interpretable images of the sample, they contain more information about the sample, by virtue of the aforementioned coding techniques, than is captured by prior-art microscopes. Machine-learning algorithms, such as neural networks, are used to analyze the intensity patterns and extract useful information, such as cellular events or cell behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Photomics, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Pinkard
  • Patent number: 11949957
    Abstract: A method and a system for virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, or 360-degree Video environment is disclosed. The system receives Video Streams associated to audio and video scenes to be reproduced and Audio Streams associated to audio and video scenes to be reproduced. There are provided a Video decoder which decodes signal from the Video Stream for the representation of the audio and video scene; an Audio decoder which decodes signal from the Audio Stream for the representation of the audio and video scene to the user; and a region of interest processor deciding, based e.g. on the user's viewport, head orientation, movement data, or metadata, whether an Audio information message is to be reproduced. At the decision, the reproduction of the Audio information message is caused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Adrian Murtaza, Harald Fuchs, Bernd Czelhan, Jan Plogsties
  • Patent number: 11949976
    Abstract: Mobile handheld electronic devices such as smartphones, comprising a Wide camera for capturing Wide images with respective Wide fields of view (FOVW), a Tele camera for capturing Tele images with respective Tele fields of view (FOVT) smaller than FOVW, and a processor configured to stitch a plurality of Wide images into a panorama image with a field of view FOVP>FOVW and to pin a Tele image to a given location within the panorama image to obtain a smart panorama image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruthy Katz, Adi Teitel, Gal Shabtay, Maya Mayberg, Noy Cohen
  • Patent number: 11942116
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes (i) obtaining a set of user attributes for a user of a content-presentation device; (ii) based on the set of user attributes, obtaining structured data and determining a textual description of the structured data; (iii) transforming, using a text-to-speech engine, the textual description of the structured data into synthesized speech; and (iv) generating, using the synthesized speech and for display by the content-presentation device, a synthetic video of a targeted advertisement comprising the synthesized speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Ramesh, Michael Cutter, Charles Brian Pinkerton, Karina Levitian
  • Patent number: 11943539
    Abstract: An environmental capture system (ECS) captures image data and depth information in a 360-degree scene. The captured image data and depth information can be used to generate a 360-degree scene. The ECS comprises a frame, a drive train mounted to the frame, and an image capture device coupled to the drive train to capture, while pointed in a first direction, a plurality of images at different exposures in a first field of view (FOV) of the 360-degree scene. The ECS further comprises a depth information capture device coupled to the drive train. The depth information capture device and the image capture device are rotated by the drive train about a first, substantially vertical, axis from the first direction to a second direction. The depth information capture device, while being rotated from the first direction to the second direction, captures depth information for a first portion of the 360-degree scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: David Alan Gausebeck, Kirk Stromberg, Louis D. Marzano, David Proctor, Naoto Sakakibara, Simeon Trieu, Kevin Kane, Simon Wynn
  • Patent number: 11937009
    Abstract: Provided is an infrared imaging device capable of reducing streak noise by calculating correction coefficients for correcting streak noise from a single image. The infrared imaging device includes: a thermal image generator to generate a single thermal image on the basis of a signal from a thermal image sensor; a correction coefficient calculator to calculate multiple correction coefficients included in a correction equation for converting pixel values of pixels included in the single thermal image into target values in which streak noise is reduced; and a thermal image corrector to correct a thermal image generated by the thermal image generator by using the multiple correction coefficients, wherein the correction coefficient calculator calculates the multiple correction coefficients on the basis of difference between pixel values of pixels arranged in a direction in which the streak noise occurs in the single thermal image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Kurihara, Koichi Yamashita, Daisuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11930255
    Abstract: A color and infrared image sensor includes a silicon substrate, MOS transistors formed in the substrate and on the substrate, first photodiodes at least partly formed in the substrate, a photosensitive layer covering the substrate, and color filters, the photosensitive layer being interposed between the substrate and the color filters. The image sensor further includes first and second electrodes on either side of the photosensitive layer and delimiting second photodiodes in the photosensitive layer, the first photodiodes being configured to absorb the electromagnetic waves of the visible spectrum and of a first portion of the infrared spectrum and the photosensitive layer being configured to absorb the electromagnetic waves of the visible spectrum and to give way to the electromagnetic waves of said first portion of the infrared spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ISORG
    Inventors: Camille Dupoiron, Benjamin Bouthinon
  • Patent number: 11921101
    Abstract: Disclosed are calibration techniques that can be implemented by a device that conducts biological tests. In certain embodiments, the device for testing a biological specimen includes a receiving mechanism to receive a carrier, a camera module arranged to capture imagery of the carrier, and a processor. Some examples of the processor can detect a calibration mode trigger. In calibration mode, the processor can divide the captured imagery into segments and selectively perform one or more calibration procedures for each segment. Then, the processor records a calibration result for each segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Bonraybio Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Teng Hsu, Chih-Pin Chang, Kuang-Li Huang, Yu-Chiao Chi, Chia-Wei Chang, Chiung-Han Wang