Patents by Inventor Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos

Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos 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: 20190050499
    Abstract: An effective deployment strategy for multi-modal sensing stations is disclosed. Multi-modal sensing stations have one or more modes of operation, while the system and methods of the invention teach embodiments to deploy multi-modal sensors of varying capabilities in a workspace with real-world constraints. The solution computed by the instant invention includes location/placement and configuration/orientation of the sensing stations, as well as the switching sequences of their modes in order to provide desired coverage. The desired coverage is expressed by a performance measure, which can be a measure of time, or any other measure suited for a given application. Sensing stations are equipped with different types of sensors operating simultaneously to provide sensing, network or other types of coverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Asif Ghias
  • Patent number: 10191559
    Abstract: A manipulated object using high optical contrast features and an on-board photodetector that detects light produced, reflected or scattered by the features and outputs data indicative thereof. The manipulated object uses one or more controllers to determine its position and/or orientation, including full pose, in the real three-dimensional environment based on data from the photodetector. Data from one or more auxiliary motion sensing devices, e.g., a relative motion sensor such as an inertial device or other auxiliary motion device relying on acoustics, optics or electromagnetic waves within or outside the visible spectrum, can be used to supplement the position and/or orientation data from the photodetector. The manipulated object can be embodied by any suitable device manipulated by a user, including a tablet computer or a phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Scripting Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mandella, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Marek Alboszta
  • Publication number: 20180254064
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for decomposing a video to salient fragments and synthesizing a video composition based on the salient fragments. A video decomposition application extracts non-salient portions of a video, extracts a plurality of salient fragments of the video, builds a database of the plurality of salient fragments, receives a query, retrieves, from the database of the plurality of salient fragments, a set of salient fragments based on the query, and synthesizes a video composition based on the set of salient fragments and the non-salient portions of the video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Ramya Narasimha
  • Publication number: 20180255329
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for distributing video segments of a video to one or more brokers based on topics and storing the video segments in a distributed commit log associated with the topics. A video processing application decomposes a video into fragments, groups the fragments into topics based on identifiers associated with the fragments, breaks the fragments into a sequence of segments, distributes the sequence of segments to one or more brokers based on the topics, and stores, by the one or more brokers, the sequence of segments associated with a topic in a distributed commit log while preserving a sequence order of the sequence of segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Max McFarland, Ramya Narasimha
  • Publication number: 20180253491
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for creating, storing, and retrieving a focalized visualization related to a location, an event or a subject of interest. A visualization server receives a query for creating a visualization from a client device, identifies and retrieves one or more segments of a video stream satisfying the query, and generates the visualization based on the one or more segments of the video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Marco Antonio Covarrubias
  • Publication number: 20180253567
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for associating protection data to a video object and verifying the content and source of the video object based on the protection data. A video processing application receives, at a producer, a video object; computes, at the producer, a digital signature based on content of the first video object; adds, at the producer, identification information of the producer to the digital signature of the first video object, the producer being a source of the first video object; transmits the first video object along with the digital signature from the producer to a first consumer; and authenticates, at the first consumer, the content and source of the first video object based on the digital signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Ramya Narasimha
  • Publication number: 20180217673
    Abstract: A manipulated object using high optical contrast features and an on-board photodetector that detects light produced, reflected or scattered by the features and outputs data indicative thereof. The manipulated object uses one or more controllers to determine its position and/or orientation, including full pose, in the real three-dimensional environment based on data from the photodetector. Data from one or more auxiliary motion sensing devices, e.g., a relative motion sensor such as an inertial device or other auxiliary motion device relying on acoustics, optics or electromagnetic waves within or outside the visible spectrum, can be used to supplement the position and/or orientation data from the photodetector. The manipulated object can be embodied by any suitable device manipulated by a user, including a tablet computer or a phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Michael J. Mandella, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Marek Alboszta
  • Patent number: 9946571
    Abstract: A system comprising a plurality of self-powered devices and at least one remote device. The plurality of self-powered devices may be configured to (i) perform one or more tasks and (ii) select one of a plurality of modes of operation. The remote device may be configured to (a) determine scheduling data for one or more activities based on a resource capacity of the self-powered devices and (b) communicate with the self-powered devices. The activities may comprise one or more of the tasks. The self-powered devices may determine a computational cost of performing the tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Invent.ly, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Brown, Daylyn M. Meade, Timothy P. Flood, Clive A. Hallatt, Holden D. Jessup, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos
  • Patent number: 9939911
    Abstract: A remotely controlled object (e.g., an aircraft) or a wearable article (e.g., virtual or augmented reality glasses) using high optical contrast features and a photodetector that detects light produced, reflected or scattered by the features and outputs data indicative thereof. The remotely controlled object or wearable article uses one or more controllers to determine its position and/or orientation in the real three-dimensional environment based on data from the photodetector. Data from one or more auxiliary motion sensing devices, e.g., a relative motion sensor such as an inertial device or other auxiliary motion device relying on acoustics, optics or electromagnetic waves within or outside the visible spectrum, can be used to supplement the position and/or orientation data from the photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC SCRIPTING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mandella, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Marek Alboszta
  • Patent number: 9874923
    Abstract: A device comprising a battery, a memory, a data acquisition circuit and a processor. The sensors may sample a current state of a dynamic process. The data acquisition circuit may have a first clock rate based on a sampling rate of the dynamic process. The data acquisition circuit may read sensor information from the sensors. The processor may have a second clock rate. The processor may process the sensor information and generate a monitoring signal based on at least one of the sensor information, a model of the dynamic process and a desired state of the dynamic process. The processor may schedule procedures for the device and determine computation times for the procedures based on context information. The second clock rate is faster than the first clock rate. The procedures are scheduled based on the sampling rate, the computation times for the procedures and opportunities to enter a standby mode to conserve power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Invent.ly, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Brown, Daylyn M. Meade, Timothy P. Flood, Clive A. Hallatt, Holden D. Jessup, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos
  • Patent number: 9852512
    Abstract: Efficient techniques of recovering the pose of an optical apparatus exploiting structural redundancies due the conditioned motion of an apparatus are disclosed. The techniques are based on determining a reduced homography consonant to the conditioned motion of the optical apparatus. The optical apparatus comprises an optical sensor on which space points are imaged as measured image points. The reduced homography is based on a reduced representation of the space points, obtained by exploiting the structural redundancy in the measured image points due to the conditioned motion. The reduced representation consonant with the conditioned motion is defined by rays in homogeneous coordinates and contained in a projective plane of the optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Electronic Scripting Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Marek Alboszta, Michael J. Mandella
  • Patent number: 9791910
    Abstract: A system comprising a plurality of self-powered devices and a plurality of proximity self-powered devices. The plurality of self-powered devices may be configured to (i) perform instructions, (ii) store scheduling data and (iii) select one of a plurality of modes of operation. The proximity self-powered devices may be configured to (i) detect a presence and (ii) select one of a plurality of modes of operation. The plurality of self-powered devices may select one of the plurality of modes of operation based on (i) the stored scheduling data and (ii) the presence detected by at least one of the plurality of proximity self-powered devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Invent.ly, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Brown, Daylyn M. Meade, Timothy P. Flood, Clive A. Hallatt, Holden D. Jessup, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos
  • Publication number: 20160345260
    Abstract: A device has a processor, a memory system coupled to the processor, an on-board, rechargeable power supply, one or more data-capture mechanisms, circuitry enabling wireless data transmission on a network, rules and criteria stored in the memory system regarding characteristics of data, and coded instructions executing on the processor from a non-transitory physical medium, providing a process wherein data captured by the one or more data-capture mechanisms is examined applying the rules and criteria regarding characteristics of data, and data is transmitted via the network by specific processes selected depending on the characteristics, the specific data transmission processes enabled to minimize power consumption in transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: INVENT.LY LLC
    Inventors: Brian Cory Johnson, Hector H Gonzalez-Banos, Stephen J Brown
  • Publication number: 20160267720
    Abstract: The present invention discloses apparatus and methods for the viewing of a reality, and in particular a comfortable and pleasant viewing of the reality by a user. The reality is viewed by the user with a viewing mechanism that may involve optics. The reality viewed may be a virtual reality, an augmented reality or a mixed reality. A projection mechanism renders the scene for the user and modifies one or more virtual objects present in the scene. The modification performed is based on one or more properties of an inside-out camera. The modification and the associated property/properties of the inside-out camera are suitably chosen to fit an application need such as to provide a pleasant and comfortable viewing experience for the user. The inside-out camera may be attached to the viewing mechanism, which may be worn by the user. The reality viewed may be from the viewpoint of the user, or from the viewpoint of another device detached from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Mandella, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Marek Alboszta
  • Publication number: 20160252965
    Abstract: A remotely controlled object (e.g., an aircraft) or a wearable article (e.g., virtual or augmented reality glasses) using high optical contrast features and a photodetector that detects light produced, reflected or scattered by the features and outputs data indicative thereof. The remotely controlled object or wearable article uses one or more controllers to determine its position and/or orientation in the real three-dimensional environment based on data from the photodetector. Data from one or more auxiliary motion sensing devices, e.g., a relative motion sensor such as an inertial device or other auxiliary motion device relying on acoustics, optics or electromagnetic waves within or outside the visible spectrum, can be used to supplement the position and/or orientation data from the photodetector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Mandella, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Marek Alboszta
  • Publication number: 20160188754
    Abstract: The invention teaches an effective deployment strategy for sensors based on finding a set-cover solution of computational geometry. The system and methods of the invention teach embodiments to deploy sensors of varying capabilities in a workspace with real-world constraints. Sensor capabilities include having sensing stations with different types of sensors operating simultaneously to provide sensing, network or other types of coverages. Constraints include having range and directional constraints on the sensors, requiring sensing stations to be placed only within certain predetermined regions or locations of the workspace, and having a limited number of a certain type of sensors available. The invention finds a variety of real-world applications including tracking, coverage, and social media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Hector H Gonzalez-Banos, Asif Ghias
  • Publication number: 20160191854
    Abstract: The invention teaches an effective deployment strategy for sensors based on finding a set-cover solution of computational geometry. The system and methods of the invention teach embodiments to deploy sensors of varying capabilities in a workspace with real-world constraints. Sensor capabilities include having sensing stations and sensed stations with different types of sensors operating simultaneously to provide sensing, network or other types of coverages. Constraints include having range and directional constraints on the sensors, requiring sensing stations to be placed only within certain predetermined regions or locations of the workspace, and having a limited number of a certain type of sensors available. The invention finds a variety of real-world applications including tracking, coverage, and social media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Asif Ghias
  • Publication number: 20160191855
    Abstract: The invention teaches an effective deployment strategy for sensors based on finding a set-cover solution of computational geometry. The system and methods of the invention teach embodiments to deploy sensors of varying capabilities in a workspace with real-world constraints. The workspace comprises a set of target regions or cells that are required to be observed. Sensor capabilities include having sensing stations with different types of sensors operating simultaneously to provide sensing, network or other types of coverages. Constraints include having range and directional constraints on the sensors, requiring sensing stations to be placed only within certain predetermined regions or locations of the workspace, and having a limited number of a certain type of sensors available. The invention finds a variety of real-world applications including tracking, coverage, and social media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Asif Ghias
  • Publication number: 20160188757
    Abstract: An effective deployment strategy for multi-modal sensing stations is disclosed. Multi-modal sensing stations have one or more modes of operation, while the system and methods of the invention teach embodiments to deploy multi-modal sensors of varying capabilities in a workspace with real-world constraints. The solution computed by the instant invention includes location/placement and configuration/orientation of the sensing stations, as well as the switching sequences of their modes in order to provide desired coverage. The desired coverage is expressed by a performance measure, which can be a measure of time, or any other measure suited for a given application. Sensing stations are equipped with different types of sensors operating simultaneously to provide sensing, network or other types of coverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos, Asif Ghias
  • Publication number: 20160188755
    Abstract: The invention teaches an effective deployment strategy for sensors based on finding a set-cover solution of computational geometry. The system and methods of the invention teach embodiments to deploy sensors of varying capabilities in a workspace with real-world constraints. The workspace comprises a set of target regions or cells that are required to be observed. Sensor capabilities include having sensing and sensed stations with different types of sensors operating simultaneously to provide sensing, network or other types of coverages. Constraints include having range and directional constraints on the sensors, requiring sensing stations to be placed only within certain predetermined regions or locations of the workspace, and having a limited number of a certain type of sensors available. The invention finds a variety of real-world applications including tracking, cellular communication, social media, and drones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Hector H Gonzalez-Banos, Asif Ghias