Patents Examined by Robert Chevalier
  • Patent number: 10299865
    Abstract: A method for providing a guided relative movement of a first object and a second object includes obtaining the first object; obtaining the second object and a 3D model of the second object, and deriving from the 3D model a first preferred relative arrangement between the first and second objects; obtaining a pre-process plan describing a preferred path for the relative movement of the first and second objects towards the first preferred relative arrangement; performing a movement procedure that includes 3D scanning at least a region of said second object using the 3D scanner and determining a present relative arrangement of the first and second objects from a result of the 3D scanning; calculating information for correcting in real-time for deviation in the relative movement from the preferred path; and providing a relative movement of the first and second objects towards the first preferred relative arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: 3SHAPE A/S
    Inventors: Nikolaj Deichmann, Rune Fisker
  • Patent number: 10298905
    Abstract: An apparatus receives an image and an associated depth map comprising input depth values. A contour detector (405) detects contours in the image. A model processor (407) generates a contour depth model for a contour by fitting a depth model to input depth values for the contour. A depth value determiner (409) determines a depth model depth value for at least a one pixel of the contour from the contour depth model. The depth model may e.g. correspond to a single depth value which e.g. may be set to a maximum input depth value. A modifier (411) generates a modified depth map from the associated depth map by modifying depth values of the associated depth map. This includes generating a modified depth value for a pixel in the modified depth map in response to the depth model depth value. The depth model depth value may e.g. replace the input depth value for the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Christiaan Varekamp, Patrick Luc Els Vandewalle
  • Patent number: 10297285
    Abstract: A video data processing method and an electronic apparatus are provided. The method includes obtaining a first image in a first video and separating a first part from the first image. The first video has a recording duration of a first time length. The method also includes obtaining a second image in a second video. The second video has a recording duration of a second time length. The first and second time lengths are different. Further, the method includes forming a composite image by compositing the first part of the first image and the second image, and forming a target video from a plurality of composite images, the plurality of composite images including the composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 10290325
    Abstract: A method includes identifying, using a machine learning algorithm, a recording device in a first image in a stream of images of a scene captured by a camera. The method also includes determining that the recording device is likely recording a protected resource based on a positioning of an aperture of the recording device and information associated with the recording device in the stream of images. The method additionally includes, in response to determining that the recording device is likely recording the protected resource, removing any content designated as protected content from a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Serguei Mankovskii, George Watt
  • Patent number: 10288860
    Abstract: A method for analyzing a microscopic sample with a microscope includes illuminating at least a sub-region of the microscopic sample by illumination light. Detection light emanating from the microscopic sample is guided on a detection beam path, which includes at least one focusing optical element and which has a plurality of detection beam path branches, each with at least one detector element. The detector elements are parts of the same surface detector. By art adjusting element in at least a first one of the detection beam path branches, an optical path length of the first detection beam path branch is adjusted in such a way that the portion of the detection light guided on the first detection beam path branch is focused on the detector element of the first detection beam path branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH
    Inventors: Werner Knebel, Frank Sieckmann, Florian Fahrbach
  • Patent number: 10283163
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses method and video generation system for generating video content based on user data. The video generation system receives user data sequentially from user, where each sequence of user data is converted into text data. One or more objects, relations, emotions, and actions from user data is identified by evaluating text data, a scene descriptor is generated for each sequence of user data, by associating one or more objects with one or more relations, emotions, and actions. The method comprises performing consistency check for scene descriptor of each sequence of user data, based on one or more previously stored scene descriptors, performing, one or more modifications to inconsistent scene descriptors, identified based on consistency check, generating, segments for each of scene descriptor and generating video content for by combining video segments associated with each of scene descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Sethuraman Ulaganathan, Manjunath Ramachandra
  • Patent number: 10279742
    Abstract: An image capture device is mounted in a vehicle. The image capture device includes: an image capture unit; and a setting unit that sets an image capture condition for each region of the image capture unit each having a plurality of pixels, or for each pixel, based upon at least one of a state exterior to the vehicle and a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Shiga, Toru Miyakoshi, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Akira Kinoshita, Kaoru Yoshino, Hitomi Naganuma, Takashi Kuriyama, Koichi Fukuda, Yuki Kita, Koji Nagaoka, Tomoya Nakagawa, Masakazu Sekiguchi, Takashi Shionoya
  • Patent number: 10283164
    Abstract: Apparatus for generation of playable media from structured data, comprises a structured data reading unit for reading in of content of a first structure, a transformation unit for transforming said content into a second structure, said transformation comprising incorporating media play instructions, and a rendering unit for rendering content from the second structure using said media play instructions to generate playable media from the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SundaySky Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaniv Axen, Shmuel Weller
  • Patent number: 10274308
    Abstract: An optical height gauge including a housing, a mounting bar coupled to, and maintained partially in, the housing, a mounting bracket connected to the mounting bar, the mounting bracket including at least one light source holder, a camera mount connected to the mounting bracket, and a tilt bar connected to the mounting bracket and contacting the mounting bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph D. Drescher, Edward Marchitto, Erik M. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10271019
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using an integrated lightbulb camera system for monitoring a property. The integrated lightbulb camera system can have a housing that includes one or more cameras, a power-line communication (PLC) chip, and one or more processors. The PLC chip can be configured to enable communications between the lightbulb camera system and one or more external devices. The one or more processors can be configured to control the one or more cameras to capture one or more images and control the PLC chip to transmit at least one of the one or more captured images over a power-line to at least one of the one or more external devices. The integrated lightbulb camera can also have a lightbulb compatible screw base that is configured to mount the housing to a lightbulb socket and accept electrical current that is provided to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Benjamin Asher Berg, Charles Richard Alpert
  • Patent number: 10262693
    Abstract: The systems and methods discussed herein relate to technology for enhancing media recordings of a live event based on a media feed corresponding to the live event. The media recordings may be media items that include audio and image data captured by a user device. The user device may be associated with a member of an audience that is experiencing the live event. The user device may generate the media item using one or more sensory input devices and may receive additional media data via a media feed. The media feed may include media data that corresponds to the live event and includes content that is similar to the media item recorded by the user device but may have been derived from a higher quality recording or include supplemental data. The media data may then be used to enhance the media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wimyx Corporation
    Inventor: Jaime A. Gudewicz
  • Patent number: 10262696
    Abstract: A clock synchronizing system and method for playback of a multimedia file is provided. A first device receives the multimedia file that includes at least an audio component and a video component. A second device receives the multimedia file from the first device. During a playback of the multimedia file, the first device renders the audio component by way of a first multimedia player and the second device renders the video component by way of a second multimedia player. The first device further transmits periodic clock information to the second device. The second device synchronizes a clock of the second multimedia player with a clock of the first multimedia player, based on the periodic clock information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ANI Technologies Private Limited
    Inventors: Sriram V Iyer, Vasuki K Setlur, Arun Samudrala
  • Patent number: 10250931
    Abstract: A media content management application that allows a user to create and customize a version of media content based on semantic criteria is provided. Based on semantic criteria, the media content management application may use editing/assembly software packages to construct a version of the media content for an intended audience. In addition, the media content management application uses semantic criteria to provide the user with options for optimizing the cost of the version of media content, options for delivering the version of media content, and/or options for delivery mediums to transmit the version of media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Visible World, LLC
    Inventors: Seth Haberman, David Weite
  • Patent number: 10244293
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to allow a user to use a device network by a natural and simple operation by automatically selecting a device for providing a response to a request, the information processing apparatus including: a request acquiring part configured to acquire a request to a system; a response determining part configured to determine a response to the request; a device selecting part configured to select, on the basis of at least an attribute of the response, a device that provides the response among devices included in the system; and a device controller configured to perform control that causes the selected device to provide the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Watanabe, Motoki Tsunokawa
  • Patent number: 10242711
    Abstract: A method includes grouping media items associated with a user into segments based on a timestamp associated with each media item and a total number of media items. The method also includes selecting target media from the media items for each of the segments based on media attributes associated with the media item. The method also includes generating a video that includes the target media for each of the segments by generating a first animation that illustrates a first transition from a first item from the target media to a second item from the target media with movement of the first item from an onscreen location to an offscreen location, wherein the first item is adjacent to the second item in the first animation and determining whether the target media includes one or more additional items. The method also includes adding a song to the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shengyang Dai, Timothy Sepkoski St. Clair, Koji Ashida, Jingyu Cui, Jay Steele, Qi Gu, Erik Murphy-Chutorian, Ivan Neulander, Flavio Lerda, Eric Charles Henry, Shinko Yuanhsien Cheng, Aravind Krishnaswamy, David Cohen, Pardis Beikzadeh
  • Patent number: 10230899
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus for intermittently acquiring first images for use in generating a time lapse moving image, from among images corresponding to frames included in a moving image. The image capturing apparatus includes a target value setting unit configured to, based on a result of photometry, set a target value regarding an exposure when an image is acquired, a control value calculation unit configured to calculate a control value with respect to each frame regarding the exposure when brightness is changed toward the target value, and a control unit configured to control the exposure based on the control value. In a predetermined period before each first image is acquired, the control unit changes the exposure by a first degree of change, and outside the predetermined period, the control unit changes the exposure by a second degree of change different from the first degree of change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hinako Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10225621
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for converting audio-video content into audio-only content. Audio-video content is readily accessible, but for various reasons users often cannot consume content visually. In those circumstances, for example, when a user is interrupted during a movie to drive to pick up a spouse or child, the user may not want to forego consuming the audio-video content. The audio-video content can be converted into audio only content for the user to aurally consume, allowing the user to consume the content despite interruptions or other reasons for which the audio-video content cannot be consumed visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas B. Newell, Sheshank Kodam
  • Patent number: 10223593
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a video being posted through a social networking system; one or more portions of the video to be compressed are determined; and the one or more portions of the video are compressed, wherein, upon being compressed, at least one frame corresponding to at least one of the portions is deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew James Taylor, Joshua Barton Dickens
  • Patent number: 10217488
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for editing of spherical video data. In one example, a computing device can receive a spherical video (or a video associated with an angular field of view greater than an angular field of view associated with a display screen of the computing device), such as by a built-in spherical video capturing system or acquiring the video data from another device. The computing device can display the spherical video data. While the spherical video data is displayed, the computing device can track the movement of an object (e.g., the computing device, a user, a real or virtual object represented in the spherical video data, etc.) to change the position of the viewport into the spherical video. The computing device can generate a new video from the new positions of the viewport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Huang
  • Patent number: 10212327
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing method, a control device, a recording device, an information processing system and a program which enable automatic control of a response sound of a recording device, with respect to an operation ordered by the control device. [Solution] Provided is an information processing method and an information processing system including establishing a connection, by a recording device, to a control device via communication, and determining a control mode of a response sound in the recording device with respect to an operation ordered by the control device depending on whether a plurality of recording devices are connected to the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Keiji Okamoto