Patents Examined by Eileen M Adams
  • Patent number: 10504558
    Abstract: A network editor comprises a central location with stored videos such as movies that can be edited by editors at remote locations. An editor receives a representation of a video and specifies edits relative to the representation, enabling the editor to use a device lacking sufficient processing capability to edit the video directly, and also reducing the volume of information transmitted between the central location and the remote editor. The central location is able to provide the edited movie in a format suitable to the display capabilities of the viewing device of the viewer requesting the edited video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventor: Thomas S. Gilley
  • Patent number: 10504559
    Abstract: A recorded data processing method includes calculating, for each of N (N is a natural number of three or more) recorded data pairs each formed by two pieces of recorded data that are adjacent to each other when N pieces of recorded data each representing a recording target including at least one of audio or an image are arranged cyclically, a time difference between time signals representing temporal changes of the recording target in the two respective pieces of recorded data of the recorded data pair. It is also evaluated whether or not the N pieces of recorded data include recorded data having no relation according to a total value of N time differences calculated for the N recorded data pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10506215
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using selective resolution reduction on images to be transmitted and/or used by a playback device are described. Prior to transmission one or more images of an environment are captured. Based on image content, motion detection and/or user input a resolution reduction operation is selected and performed. The reduced resolution image is communicated to a playback device along with information indicating a UV map corresponding to the selected resolution allocation that should be used by the playback device for rendering the communicated image. By changing the resolution allocation used and which UV map is used by the playback device different resolution allocations can be made with respect to different portions of the environment while allowing the number of pixels in transmitted images to remain constant. The playback device renders the individual images with the UV map corresponding to the resolution allocation used to generate the individual images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NextVR Inc.
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M Medina
  • Patent number: 10506159
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for analyzing and manipulating images and video. In particular, a multi-view interactive digital media representation can be generated from live images captured from a camera. The live images can include an object. An angular view of the object captured in the live images can be estimated using sensor data from an inertial measurement unit. The determined angular views can be used to select from among the live images and determine when a three hundred sixty degree view of the object has been captured. When the plurality of images is output to a display, the object can appear to undergo a 3-D rotation, such as a three hundred sixty degree rotation, through the determined angular view where the 3-D rotation of the object is generated without a 3-D polygon model of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Chris Beall, Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 10497399
    Abstract: Methods for digital content production and playback of an immersive stereographic video work provide or enhance interactivity of immersive entertainment using various different playback and production techniques. “Immersive stereographic” may refer to virtual reality, augmented reality, or both. The methods may be implemented using specialized equipment for immersive stereographic playback or production. Aspects of the methods may be encoded as instructions in a computer memory, executable by one or more processors of the equipment to perform the aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Gregory I. Gewickey, Lewis S. Ostrover, Michael Smith, Michael Zink
  • Patent number: 10498974
    Abstract: A radiation image capturing apparatus includes the following. A radiation detector includes a substrate in which a plurality of radiation detecting elements are arranged two-dimensionally. The plurality of radiation detecting elements receive radiation and generate charge in an amount according to an amount of received radiation. A reader reads the amount of charge generated in each of the plurality of radiation detecting elements as a signal value, and generates image data based on the signal value. A storage stores the image data generated by the reader. A hardware processor transmits the image data stored in the storage to an external terminal and an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Katsushima
  • Patent number: 10499019
    Abstract: A motion detection device is matched with a passive detector utilized to detect an object and to accordingly generate a triggering signal. The motion detection device includes an image capturing unit and an operating processor. The operating processor is electrically connected with the image capturing unit, the operating processor is adapted to switch the image capturing unit from a sleep mode to a wakeup mode for motion detection while being triggered by the triggering signal, and further to optionally actuate an external host in accordance with an analysis result of the motion detection. A motion detection method applied to the motion detection device includes receiving the triggering signal, switching the image capturing unit to the wakeup mode for capturing the first monitoring image, analyzing the first monitoring image to determine existence of the object, and actuating the external host in accordance with an analysis result of the first monitoring image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMESENSOR TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Hsueh-Te Chao, Wen-Han Yao
  • Patent number: 10496888
    Abstract: A process for selectively activating a guardian camera in response to detecting a distracted user includes first identifying an available camera external to a mobile computing device (MCD) having a field of view that incorporates a current location of a user of the MCD. The MCD then detects that a user's attention is substantially focused on a user interface of the MCD, and responsively transmits an instruction to the available camera to transition to a recording state and/or to begin monitoring an area surrounding the user for unexpected movements or objects. In response to the MCD detecting an indication that the available camera has recorded an unexpected movement or object in the area surrounding the user, the MCD takes a responsive action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kang Kai Zhao, Da-Jun Chen, Xun Fei, Yong Tian, Dong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10484669
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for analyzing and manipulating images and video. In particular, a multi-view interactive digital media representation can be generated from live images captured from a camera. The live images can include an object. An angular view of the object captured in the live images can be estimated using sensor data from an inertial measurement unit. The multi-view interactive digital media representation can include a plurality of images where each of the plurality of images includes the object from a different camera view. When the plurality of images is output to a display, the object can appear to undergo a 3-D rotation through the determined angular view where the 3-D rotation of the object is generated without a 3-D polygon model of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Chris Beall, Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 10482762
    Abstract: A vehicular vision and alert system includes a camera disposed at a windshield of a vehicle so as to have a field of view forward of the vehicle as the vehicle travels along a traffic lane of a road. Other vehicles traveling along another traffic lane of multiple traffic lanes of the road travel in a direction opposite to the direction of travel of the vehicle as the vehicle travels along its traffic lane. With the camera disposed at the vehicle, the system determines a traffic pattern of the other vehicles traveling along the other traffic lane. Responsive at least in part to the determined traffic pattern of the other vehicles traveling along the other traffic lane, the system transmits a traffic alert communication to a remote system, and the traffic alert communication is indicative of the determined traffic pattern of the other vehicles traveling along the other traffic lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Krishna Koravadi
  • Patent number: 10484664
    Abstract: A system captures a first hemispherical image and a second hemispherical image, each hemispherical image including an overlap portion, the overlap portion capturing a same field of view, the two hemispherical images collectively comprising a spherical FOV and separated along a longitudinal plane. The system maps a modified first hemispherical image to a first portion of the 2D projection of a cubic image, the modified first hemispherical image including a non-overlap portion of the first hemispherical image, and maps a modified second hemispherical image to a second portion of the 2D projection of the cubic image, the modified second hemispherical image also including a non-overlap portion. The system maps the overlap portions of the first hemispherical image and the second hemispherical image to the 2D projection of the cubic image, and encodes the 2D projection of the cubic image to generate an encoded image representative of the spherical FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Macmillan, Adeel Abbas
  • Patent number: 10480939
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile pavement surface scanning system for detecting pavement distress. In an embodiment the system comprises one or more light sources mounted on the mobile vehicle for illuminating a pavement, one or more stereoscopic image capturing devices mounted on the vehicle for capturing sequential images of an illuminated pavement surface, and a plurality of positioning sensors mounted on the mobile vehicle, the positioning sensors adapted to encode movement of the mobile vehicle and provide a synchronization signal for the sequential images captured by the one or more stereoscopic image capture devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUGRO ROADWARE INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Annovi, Ryan Fechney, Shashibushan Yenkanchi, David Lowe, Hitesh Shah, Prasanna Kumar Sivakumar, Ishar Pratap Singh, Miroslava Galchinsky
  • Patent number: 10477192
    Abstract: A display system which enables a stereoscopic image to be perceived by the naked eye is provided. The display system includes a display panel which can display a first image, a second image, a third image, and a fourth image. The first image has a region overlapping with the third image. The second image has a region overlapping with the fourth image. The first image and the third image are perceived by one of the right and left eyes and the second image and the fourth image are perceived by the other of the right and left eyes, so that a composite image of the first to fourth images is stereoscopically perceivable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Suzuki, Naoto Kusumoto
  • Patent number: 10475483
    Abstract: A method and system for recording and playing a video are provided. The method includes receiving an input, from a first user, to start recording of the video. An orientation of a recording device is detected for a plurality of frames while recording the video. An input to stop recording of the video is then received. The video is stored in a video file and the orientation of the recording device for the plurality of frames is stored as metadata associated with the video file. The playing includes receiving an input to play the video from a second user. An orientation of a playing device is detected. The video file is accessed, and the video is played using the metadata, the input received from the second user, and the orientation of the playing device. The video file is used to control speed and direction of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Celia Mourkogiannis, Guillaume Sabran, Jacob Trefethen, Luis Tueros-Grimaldo
  • Patent number: 10469758
    Abstract: A device for three-dimensional imaging includes a structured light illuminator and an imaging sensor. The structured light illuminator has one or more movable illuminator lenses positioned proximate an output of the illuminator that are configured to vary a field of illumination of the illuminator. The imaging sensor has one or more movable imaging lenses positioned proximate an input of the imaging sensor that are configured to vary a field of view of the imaging sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Michael Bleyer, Jian Zhao, Ravi Kiran Nalla, Denis Demandolx, Zhiqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 10469817
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a recording medium capable of displaying graphics with a broader dynamic range of luminance and appropriate brightness. An optical disc records STN_table associating HDR graphics, which are graphics having a second luminance range different from and broader than a first luminance range, with tone_mapping_info including HDR information indicating a luminance characteristic of the HDR graphics and tone_mapping_info, which is tone mapping definition information used when luminance conversion from the HDR graphics to STD graphics which are graphics having the first luminance range is performed, the HDR graphics, and the tone_mapping_info. The present technology is applicable to a recording medium recording graphics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Uchimura, Ryohei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10456530
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a supplementary device for attachment to an injection device including an imaging arrangement configured to capture an image of a moveable number sleeve of the injection device, a plurality of light sources, and a processor arrangement configured to control operation of the imaging arrangement and the plurality of light sources and to receive image data from the imaging arrangement. In some instances, the processor arrangement is configured to activate the plurality of light sources sequentially and to combine multiple images captured by the imaging apparatus under different illumination conditions into a single image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Theresa Kunz, Mario Bock, Gertrud Blei
  • Patent number: 10462512
    Abstract: Techniques of providing motion video content along with audio content are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a computer-implemented system is configured to perform operations comprising: receiving primary audio content; determining that at least one reference audio content satisfies a predetermined similarity threshold based on a comparison of the primary audio content with the at least one reference audio content; for each one of the at least one reference audio content, identifying motion video content based on the motion video content being stored in association with the one of the at least one reference audio content and not stored in association with the primary audio content; and causing the identified motion video content to be displayed on a device concurrently with a presentation of the primary audio content on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventor: Markus K. Cremer
  • Patent number: 10462364
    Abstract: A technique includes selecting at least one boundary for a panoramic image to be captured by a camera of an electronic device. The technique includes, based at least in part on the at least one selected boundary, moving the camera relative to a housing of the electronic device to acquire data representing a plurality of images that are associated with different imaged areas; and processing the acquired data to construct the panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Maria Natalia Russi-Vigoya, Michael C. Bartha, Dimitre Mehandjiysky, Zheng Cao
  • Patent number: 10446365
    Abstract: A method capable of verifying whether operation parameters, such as a focus parameter and an astigmatism correction parameter, of a scanning electron microscope are correctly adjusted. This method includes: determining a ratio of a length of an edge in a first direction to a length of the edge in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, the edge being an edge of a pattern selected from design data; generating images of the pattern while changing an operation parameter of a scanning electron microscope; calculating an edge sharpness in the first direction of each of the images and calculating an edge sharpness in the second direction of each of the images; determining a ratio of a peak value of the edge sharpness in the first direction to a peak value of the edge sharpness in the second direction; and emitting an alarm if the ratio of the peak values does not coincide with the ratio of the lengths of the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NGR INC.
    Inventor: Koji Kaneko