Patents by Inventor AXIS AB

AXIS AB has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20150269440
    Abstract: A movable monitoring device, a method therein and a monitoring system including the movable monitoring device, for configuring at least one preset image capturing position of the movable monitoring device. The method includes arranging the monitoring device in a plurality of image capturing positions, wherein each image capturing position is defined by at least one setting of the monitoring device. For each image capturing position, the method includes capturing an image of at least a part of a scene. Further, the method includes recognizing at least one marker included in a captured image and arranged at a location in the scene. For the captured image including the at least one marker, the method includes storing the image capturing position as the preset image capturing position for the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventor: AXIS AB
  • Publication number: 20130222683
    Abstract: A monitoring camera includes a camera lens, an image sensor, and a housing enclosing the image sensor. The housing encloses a volume of Phase Changing Material (PCM) having the characteristic of not beginning a phase change until its temperature rises above a predetermined phase changing temperature. The phase changing temperature is in the range of 20-80 degrees Celsius, and the PCM is arranged to enclose the camera lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventor: Axis AB
  • Publication number: 20130169803
    Abstract: A method and mobile unit facilitate installation of a surveillance camera for monitoring an object of interest in a scene. The surveillance camera acquires a zoomed out image of the scene. The zoomed out image is displayed in a display wherein the zoomed out image has a zoomed out center point. An indicator overlaid on the displayed zoomed out image is displayed in the display, wherein the indicator and the zoomed out center point are displaced in relation to each other by a deviation. The indicator indicates the position of a zoomed in center point of a zoomed in image of the scene. The surveillance camera is directed so that the position of the object of interest and the indicator coincide so that the object of interest is included in a zoomed in image of the scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventor: Axis AB
  • Publication number: 20130162760
    Abstract: A monitoring camera is arranged to monitor a wide angle image view. The camera comprises an event detector arranged to signal that an event has occurred when an alert line/tripwire positioned in the wide angle image view has been crossed. The alert line is defined as a line enclosing a point of the wide angle image view. A method for monitoring an area using the monitoring camera comprises capturing images representing a wide angle view through a wide angle lens, detecting if an object in the images is crossing an alert line defined in the wide angle view as a line enclosing a point in the wide angle view, and in response to a detection of an object crossing the alert line, redirecting the camera from capturing images through the wide angle lens to a position capturing an image view including the area in which the alert line was crossed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventor: AXIS AB
  • Publication number: 20130155233
    Abstract: A camera and a method is used for monitoring a scene, the camera having a camera lens and an illumination device arranged to create an illumination pattern for illuminating the scene. The illumination device comprises at least one light source and a plurality of light guiding elements mounted in a plurality of mounting positions essentially along the circumference of the camera lens. The light guiding elements direct light emitted from the at least one light source in a respective direction unobscured by the camera lens to create essentially mutually complementary parts of the illumination pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventor: Axis AB
  • Publication number: 20130155230
    Abstract: A method for setting up a monitoring camera includes tilting a camera head of the camera to a tilting position in which an optical axis of the camera substantially coincides with a rotational axis that the camera head is turning around when panning, and in which the camera head is able to capture images through a wide angle lens arranged in a fixed position in relation to a base of the camera. The camera head is turned around the optical axis of the camera and captures images until wide angle images captured through the wide angle lens present the desired orientation. A home position value for a pan motor of the camera is stored, wherein the position value represents the position value for the pan motor when the captured wide angle image presents the desired orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: AXIS AB
    Inventor: AXIS AB