Patents by Inventor Javier Simón Vilar

Javier Simón Vilar 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: 9953424
    Abstract: A method and system for determining whether a spherical element impacts with a component of a playing field, or arranged on or proximate thereto. The method includes acquiring images of a surveillance area of a field that covers at least part of said component, such as a delimiting perimeter line of a game area or a target, performing an approximate detection of an impact of a spherical element relative to that component or proximate thereto, with an object detection and recognition system that can discern when the detected object is indeed a spherical element, automatically selecting one of the images acquired for the same point in time and that includes the area where said impact has occurred, and analysing the selected image to check if the spherical element has impacted or not with the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: FOXTENN BGREEN, S.L.
    Inventor: Javier Simón Vilar
  • Patent number: 9561403
    Abstract: A collection apparatus including an autonomous power supply means and an image acquisition means for acquiring image sequences of at least one area of surveillance is disclosed. The collection apparatus may further include control means connected to the image acquisition means for receiving and processing the acquired sequences of images, to detect the presence and position of said game elements, and to send a control command to move the collection apparatus to collect a detected spherical game element. The collection apparatus also includes interaction means for interacting with a player to deliver a previously collected spherical game element to the player and a delivery device controlled by the control means to perform the delivery. An automatic collection system is also disclosed that uses two collection apparatuses, operating in a complementary and/or synchronized way to collect and deliver a spherical element to a player, on request by the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Foxtenn Bgreen, S.L.
    Inventors: Javier Simon Vilar, Fernando Gonzalez Minguez
  • Publication number: 20150328503
    Abstract: A collection apparatus including an autonomous power supply means and an image acquisition means for acquiring image sequences of at least one area of surveillance is disclosed. The collection apparatus may further include control means connected to the image acquisition means for receiving and processing the acquired sequences of images, to detect the presence and position of said game elements, and to send a control command to move the collection apparatus to collect a detected spherical game element. The collection apparatus also includes interaction means for interacting with a player to deliver a previously collected spherical game element to the player and a delivery device controlled by the control means to perform the delivery. An automatic collection system is also disclosed that uses two collection apparatuses, operating in a complementary and/or synchronized way to collect and deliver a spherical element to a player, on request by the player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Javier Simon Vilar, Fernando Gonzalez Minguez
  • Patent number: 9089742
    Abstract: An automatic collection method for collecting one or more spherical game elements that may be struck by a striking element is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Foxtenn Bgreen, S.L.
    Inventors: Javier Simón Vilar, Fernando González Minguez
  • Publication number: 20130210556
    Abstract: An automatic collection method for collecting one or more spherical game elements that may be struck by a striking element is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Javier Simón Vilar, Fernando González Minguez