Patents Examined by Mehrdad Dastouri
  • Patent number: 10546197
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing a machine learning-based system for generating event intelligence from video image data that: collects input of the live video image data; detects coarse features within the live video image data; constructs a coarse feature mapping comprising a mapping of the one or more coarse features; receives input of the coarse feature mapping at each of a plurality of distinct sub-models; identify objects within the live video image data based on the coarse feature mapping; identify one or more activities associated with the objects within the live video image data; identify one or more interactions between at least two of the objects within the live video image data based at least on the one or more activities; composes natural language descriptions based on the one or more activities associated with the objects and the one or more interactions between the objects; and constructs an intelligence augmented live video image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ambient AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Shikhar Shrestha, Vikesh Khanna
  • Patent number: 10529141
    Abstract: Systems and methods for building a three-dimensional composite scene are disclosed. Certain embodiments of the systems and methods may include the use of a three-dimensional capture device that captures a plurality of three-dimensional images of an environment. Some embodiments may further include elements concerning aligning and/or mapping the captured images. Various embodiments may further include elements concerning reconstructing the environment from which the images were captured. The methods disclosed herein may be performed by a program embodied on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium when executed the program is executed a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, David Gausebeck, Michael Beebe
  • Patent number: 10529142
    Abstract: Systems and methods for building a three-dimensional composite scene are disclosed. Certain embodiments of the systems and methods may include the use of a three-dimensional capture device that captures a plurality of three-dimensional images of an environment. Some embodiments may further include elements concerning aligning and/or mapping the captured images. Various embodiments may further include elements concerning reconstructing the environment from which the images were captured. The methods disclosed herein may be performed by a program embodied on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium when executed the program is executed a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, David Gausebeck, Michael Beebe
  • Patent number: 10529143
    Abstract: Systems and methods for building a three-dimensional composite scene are disclosed. Certain embodiments of the systems and methods may include the use of a three-dimensional capture device that captures a plurality of three-dimensional images of an environment. Some embodiments may further include elements concerning aligning and/or mapping the captured images. Various embodiments may further include elements concerning reconstructing the environment from which the images were captured. The methods disclosed herein may be performed by a program embodied on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium when executed the program is executed a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, David Gausebeck, Michael Beebe
  • Patent number: 10482679
    Abstract: Systems and methods for building a three-dimensional composite scene are disclosed. Certain embodiments of the systems and methods may include the use of a three-dimensional capture device that captures a plurality of three-dimensional images of an environment. Some embodiments may further include elements concerning aligning and/or mapping the captured images. Various embodiments may further include elements concerning reconstructing the environment from which the images were captured. The methods disclosed herein may be performed by a program embodied on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium when executed the program is executed a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, David Gausebeck, Michael Beebe
  • Patent number: 10379367
    Abstract: Optical device for adjusting the spatial distribution of a laser beam. The device (1) comprises an assembly (2) of two matrices (3, 4) of lenses (5a), said matrices (3, 4) being identical and arranged parallel to one another with a uniform spacing between them, said assembly (2) being traversable by a laser beam (6), and controllable activating means (10) capable of modifying the spacing between the two matrices (3, 4) to create a zoom effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Compagnie Industrielle des Lasers CILAS
    Inventors: Regis Grasser, Sandrine Cussat-Blanc
  • Patent number: 10382779
    Abstract: An image coding method includes coding a motion vector difference indicating a difference between the motion vector and a predicted motion vector, wherein the coding includes: coding a first portion that is a part of a first component which is one of a horizontal component and a vertical component of the motion vector difference; coding a second portion that is a part of a second component which is different from the first component and is the other one of the horizontal component and the vertical component; coding a third portion that is a part of the first component and is different from the first portion; coding a fourth portion that is a part of the second component and is different from the second portion; and generating a code string which includes the first portion, the second portion, the third portion, and the fourth portion in the stated order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Velos Media, LLC
    Inventors: Hisao Sasai, Takahiro Nishi, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu
  • Patent number: 10362929
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes: a semiconductor package including an image sensor and a connection electrode; a circuit board including a main body including a connection land, and an attachment portion protruding on a back surface of the main body and including cable connection electrodes formed on at least two opposing side surfaces; electronic components mounted on an electronic component mounting area on the back surface; and cables electrically and mechanically connected to the cable connection electrodes of the attachment portion. The attachment portion protrudes from the main body such that a center plane of the two side surfaces is shifted from a center plane of side surfaces parallel to the two side surfaces, and at least one side surface is perpendicular to the back surface of the main body. The electronic component mounting area is arranged on the back surface of the main body side-by-side with the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Motohara, Yasuhiro Kusano
  • Patent number: 10334683
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure related to a method for modifying a beacon light source for use in a light-based positioning system. In some embodiments, the method includes selecting a modulation scheme for the light source, determining a duty cycle for the light source based on the modulation scheme, the duty cycle having a proportion of time the light source is in an on state and a corresponding proportion of time the light source is in an off state, the proportion of time the light source is in an off state resulting in reduced luminosity of the light source, and supplying additional power to the light source to compensate for the reduced luminosity of the light source by the duty cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Ganick, Daniel Ryan
  • Patent number: 10315569
    Abstract: A surroundings monitoring apparatus includes an obtaining portion obtaining a first captured image data outputted by a first image capturing portion and a second captured image data outputted by a second image capturing portion, and an output portion superimposingly displaying an indicator in at least one of a first display region and a second display region, in a case where the superimposed region of the indicator is included in the other of the first display region and the second display region, the output portion superimposingly displaying the indicator in the other of the first display region and the second display region in a display manner which corresponds to a display manner of the indicator displayed in the one of the first display region and the second display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Watanabe, Tetsuya Maruoka
  • Patent number: 10308164
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile object including an imaging unit configured to capture a perimeter of the mobile object, a speaker configured to be capable of controlling directivity, a determination unit configured to determine whether the mobile object is in a driving mode, and a speaker control unit configured to control the speaker in the driving mode in a manner that predetermined audio is output toward a warning target that is recognized based on a captured image captured by the imaging unit, and to control the speaker in a non-driving mode in a manner that the predetermined audio is output in a non-directional way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Hiroshi Okada, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Hirofumi Yuchi, Kohei Asada
  • Patent number: 10298917
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display device includes: a display region candidate deciding unit that decides a candidate region of an additional image which shields part of a main image of a three-dimensional image on a screen; a depth suitability determination unit that determines whether a difference in depth between the main image and the additional image is within a tolerance range; an image compositing unit that superimposes the additional image upon the candidate region on the main image, and displays the composited image; and a possibly-unsuitable region deciding unit that decides, in the main image, a first region that may protrude to a near side beyond a predetermined depth range, and a second region that may recess to a far side beyond a predetermined depth range. The display region candidate deciding unit further decides a candidate region to shield the first and second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yumiko Kato, Tsuyoshi Inoue, Jun Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10298954
    Abstract: A video decoding apparatus for decoding a current block comprised of a plurality of subblocks by using an intra prediction, includes: a prediction mode extractor to extract information on an intra prediction mode of the current block; an inverse quantization unit to inversely quantize transformed and quantized residual subblocks corresponding to the subblocks of the current block to thereby generate transformed residual subblocks; an inverse transform unit to inversely transform the transformed residual subblocks to thereby reconstruct residual subblocks; a prediction unit to sequentially predict each of the subblocks from neighboring pixels selected based on the information on the intra prediction mode of the current block and thereby generate a plurality of predicted subblocks corresponding to the subblocks; and an adder to sequentially reconstruct the subblocks by adding each of the reconstructed residual subblocks to a predicted subblock corresponding thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hayoon Kim, Joohee Moon, Yunglyul Lee, Haekwang Kim, Byeungwoo Jeon, Mincheol Park
  • Patent number: 10298884
    Abstract: Systems and methods of precision remote PTZ control of IP cameras are provided. Some methods include capturing a plurality of images, each image in the plurality of images corresponding to an angle into which a video surveillance device can be positioned, receiving user input indicating a desired position of the video surveillance device, displaying one of the plurality of images, the one of the plurality of images corresponding to the desired position of the video surveillance device, receiving user input confirming the one of the plurality of images, and transmitting instructions to the video surveillance device, the instructions containing coordinate information corresponding to the one of the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Wan Wei Ming
  • Patent number: 10280008
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjustably positioning an object of interest is described, and which includes a wave propagator and a wave detector which are both mounted in spaced relation to an object of interest, and which allows determination of a distance between the wave propagator and wave detector and the object of interest during operation; an adjustment device mounted in force transmitting relation relative to the object of interest an which imparts force to the object of interest to maintain the object of interest along a predetermined course of travel, and a controller coupled in controlling relation relative to the wave propagator and the adjustment device, and in signal receiving relation relative to the wave detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Key Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin von Pohle, Brian Howton, Andy Wooley
  • Patent number: 10279743
    Abstract: A wireless portable video monitoring system comprises at least one (1) portable color video camera with audio content, further having a mounting means. Each camera is provided with an integral transmitter capable of broadcasting the acquired data using a radio signal. The system further comprises a portable video monitor having a display capable of split screen operation. The monitor is also provided with a mounting means. Each camera wirelessly transmits its signals to the monitor. The system is particularly useful for viewing occupants in a rear area of a vehicle by a motorist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: C. Ray Williams, Grace L. Webber
  • Patent number: 10275932
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a display operable in 2D and 3D display modes. Methods and apparatus are provided for adjusting the colors and brightness of the image data and/or intensity of the display backlight based on the current display mode and/or color-grading of the image data. For example, when switching to a 3D display mode a color mapping may be performed on left and right eye image data to increase color saturation in particular regions, and/or the backlight intensity may be increased in particular regions to compensate for lower light levels in 3D display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Kozak, Robin Atkins
  • Patent number: 10264256
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for improved quality video compression. Image quality from MPEG-style video coding may be improved by preserving a higher number of bits during intermediate encoding and decoding processing steps. Problems of inverse discrete cosine transform (IDCT) mismatch can be eliminated by exactly matching the IDCT function numerical algorithm of the decoder to the IDCT function numerical algorithm used for the decoding portion of the encoder. Also included is an application of high precision compression to wide dynamic range images by extending the range of the “quantization parameter” or “QP”. The extension of QP may be accomplished either by increasing the range of QP directly, or indirectly through a non-linear transformation. Also included is an application of extended intermediate processing precision and an extended QP range to reduced contrast regions of an image to extend the precision with which the low-contrast portions are compression coded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Demos, David Ruhoff
  • Patent number: 10264220
    Abstract: A display image switching device lightens the burden imposed upon an operator, when selecting a particular camera from a plurality of cameras accompanying movement, by providing an intuitive and easy to understand selecting method. When an operator selects an object from an image picked-up and displayed on a display by a camera selected from a plurality of cameras by a camera, selector, a camera extractor extracts all other cameras picking-up the selected object. A camera icon generator arranges camera icons at positions on the displayed image where the extracted cameras are located. When a camera icon displayed on the display is selected, an image picked-up by the camera at the position of the selected camera icon is displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mikio Morioka
  • Patent number: 10249672
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup chip including a light receiving section and electrode pads, on a first main face, and a plurality of connection electrodes, each of which is connected to each of the electrode pads via each of a plurality of through-hole interconnections, on a second main face; a transparent cover glass having a larger plan-view dimension than the image pickup chip; a transparent adhesive layer that bonds the first main face of the image pickup chip and the cover glass; and a sealing member that covers a side face of the image pickup chip and a side face of the adhesive layer, and is made of an insulating material having a same plan-view dimension as the cover glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Fujimori, Takatoshi Igarashi, Kazuhiro Yoshida