Patents by Inventor Jason Rukes

Jason Rukes 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).

  • Patent number: 10880460
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Publication number: 20200244845
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Patent number: 10602035
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Publication number: 20190089872
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a video camera assembly that includes: (1) a housing; (2) an image sensor encased in the housing and configured to capture activity of the smart home environment; (3) a wireless radio configured to transmit video frames captured by the image sensor to an electronic device via a remote server; (4) at least one infrared transmitter configured to selectively illuminate the smart home environment; (5) one or more circuit boards encased in the housing, the one or more circuit boards including at least one processor mounted thereon; and (6) a heating component coupled to the image sensor, the heating component configured to continuously maintain the image sensor at a temperature above a threshold temperature while the image sensor is capturing the activity of the smart home environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Rukes, Tyler Wilson, Amber Volmering, William Dong, Jeffrey Law, Jason Goulden, Guangxun Liao, Kevin Edward Booth, Dietrich Ho, Daniel Patrick Foran, Oliver Mueller, Mark Kraz
  • Patent number: 9565365
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a camera and a display switchable between a portrait mode and a landscape mode in response to an inertial sensor. When it is determined that the display mode should be switched in response to movement of the device, a feature of a user of the device, such as the user's face, is imaged with the camera. If the imaged feature changes orientation with respect to the display by less than a threshold amount, then the switch in display mode is disabled and the display remains in its current mode. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Gardiner, E-Cheng Chang, Jason Rukes
  • Publication number: 20150109511
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a camera and a display switchable between a portrait mode and a landscape mode in response to an inertial sensor. When it is determined that the display mode should be switched in response to movement of the device, a feature of a user of the device, such as the user's face, is imaged with the camera. If the imaged feature changes orientation with respect to the display by less than a threshold amount, then the switch in display mode is disabled and the display remains in its current mode. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Koji GARDINER, E-Cheng CHANG, Jason RUKES
  • Patent number: 8958004
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a camera and a display switchable between a portrait mode and a landscape mode in response to an inertial sensor. When it is determined that the display mode should be switched in response to movement of the device, a feature of a user of the device, such as the user's face, is imaged with the camera. If the imaged feature changes orientation with respect to the display by less than a threshold amount, then the switch in display mode is disabled and the display remains in its current mode. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Gardiner, E-Cheng Chang, Jason Rukes
  • Publication number: 20140055658
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a camera and a display switchable between a portrait mode and a landscape mode in response to an inertial sensor. When it is determined that the display mode should be switched in response to movement of the device, a feature of a user of the device, such as the user's face, is imaged with the camera. If the imaged feature changes orientation with respect to the display by less than a threshold amount, then the switch in display mode is disabled and the display remains in its current mode. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Koji GARDINER, E-Cheng CHANG, Jason RUKES
  • Patent number: 8593534
    Abstract: An automated image capture mode of a camera in an electronic device insures that a particular subject appears in the captured image. An image of the particular subject, which may be the photographer, is initially captured. Subsequently, another image capture is automatically triggered when the same subject is detected within the camera's field of view. In one embodiment, a motion sensor within the device may be employed to begin a search for the subject, when the camera is subjected to a sudden movement. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Gardiner, E-Cheng Chang, Jason Rukes
  • Patent number: 8593558
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a camera and a display switchable between a portrait mode and a landscape mode in response to an inertial sensor. When it is determined that the display mode should be switched in response to movement of the device, a feature of a user of the device, such as the user's face, is imaged with the camera. If the imaged feature changes orientation with respect to the display by less than a threshold amount, then the switch in display mode is disabled and the display remains in its current mode. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Gardiner, E-Cheng Chang, Jason Rukes
  • Publication number: 20130083205
    Abstract: A test chart can be used to test sharpness performance of an imaging system's full image field by having a sharpness inspection area formed of a plurality of identical visual elements that abut each other leaving no gaps to thereby form a mosaic. Each visual element includes a plurality of groups of differently oriented contrasting lines. The mosaic may fill an entire image captured by an imager. Thus, a test system can image the chart to objectively assess the performance of the imaging system in terms of image quality (e.g. sharpness, tilt, etc) throughout the entire spatial area of the captured image. The size of the chart and spatial frequency spacing) of the visual element lines can be selected to test an imaging system's full field sharpness at selected spatial frequencies. The full field sharpness results more quickly and accurately determine different aspects of a given imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Mark N. Gamadia, Fei Wu, Shizhe Shen, Jason Rukes
  • Publication number: 20120057064
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a camera and a display switchable between a portrait mode and a landscape mode in response to an inertial sensor. When it is determined that the display mode should be switched in response to movement of the device, a feature of a user of the device, such as the user's face, is imaged with the camera. If the imaged feature changes orientation with respect to the display by less than a threshold amount, then the switch in display mode is disabled and the display remains in its current mode. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Gardiner, E-Cheng Chang, Jason Rukes
  • Publication number: 20120057039
    Abstract: An automated image capture mode of a camera in an electronic device insures that a particular subject appears in the captured image. An image of the particular subject, which may be the photographer, is initially captured. Subsequently, another image capture is automatically triggered when the same subject is detected within the camera's field of view. In one embodiment, a motion sensor within the device may be employed to begin a search for the subject, when the camera is subjected to a sudden movement. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Gardiner, E-Cheng Chang, Jason Rukes
  • Publication number: 20110102630
    Abstract: Several methods and apparatuses for adjusting image data during image processing based on device specific information (e.g., location, orientation) for image capturing devices are described. In one embodiment, after having powered on the device and placing it in image capture mode, a location function determines location data of the device including a regional location. Next, an image capture function begins execution which captures one or more images of a scene that is before the camera lens. Next, adaptive image signal processing can occur based on the location data. For example, color adjustments (e.g., white balance, hue, saturation), sharpening, and contrast parameters for a given region may be adjusted during the image processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Jason Rukes