Patents by Inventor Jonathan Bormet

Jonathan Bormet 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: 11415517
    Abstract: An enhanced fluorescence imaging system includes a light source for emitting non-visible and visible light and a visible light image sensor and a non-visible light image sensor. Each pixel of the visible light image sensor corresponds to a pixel of the non-visible light image sensor. Data processing hardware performs operations that include, for each pixel in the visible light image sensor, determining an intensity of visible light received by the pixel. The operations also include determining, based on the intensity, an amount of unwanted non-visible light captured by the corresponding pixel of the non-visible light image sensor. The unwanted non-visible light originates from sources other than the non-visible light source. The operations also include reducing an intensity of non-visible light in non-visible image data captured by the corresponding pixel based on the determined amount of unwanted non-visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: KARL STORZ Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Meyer, Jonathan Bormet
  • Publication number: 20220014690
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a light source for emitting visible light and infrared light and a camera head unit configured to capture visible light image data so as to generate a visible light image frame and configured to capture infrared image data so as to generate an infrared image frame. A camera control unit is configured to extract a structural data from the visible light image frame. The camera control unit is further configured to apply the structural data to the infrared image frame so as to enhance the infrared image with structural data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventor: Jonathan Bormet
  • Patent number: 11159749
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a light source for emitting visible light and infrared light and a camera head unit configured to capture visible light image data so as to generate a visible light image frame and configured to capture infrared image data so as to generate an infrared image frame. A camera control unit is configured to extract a structural data from the visible light image frame. The camera control unit is further configured to apply the structural data to the infrared image frame so as to enhance the infrared image with structural data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KARL STORZ Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Bormet
  • Publication number: 20210314470
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an imaging scope, a camera, an image processor, and a system controller. The imaging scope is configured to illuminate an object and capture light reflected from the object. The camera has a light sensor with a light-sensitive surface configured to receive the captured light from the imaging scope, and generate a digital image representative of the captured light. The image processor is configured to receive the digital image from the camera, and use at least one of a random sample consensus (RANSAC) technique and a Hough Transform technique to (i) identify a boundary between an active portion and an inactive portion of the digital image and (ii) generate boundary data indicative of a characteristic of the boundary. The system controller is configured to receive the boundary data from the image processor, and use the boundary data to select and/or adjust a setting of the imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: KARL STORZ Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Bormet
  • Patent number: 11044390
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an imaging scope, a camera, an image processor, and a system controller. The imaging scope is configured to illuminate an object and capture light reflected from the object. The camera has a light sensor with a light-sensitive surface configured to receive the captured light from the imaging scope, and generate a digital image representative of the captured light. The image processor is configured to receive the digital image from the camera, and use at least one of a random sample consensus (RANSAC) technique and a Hough Transform technique to (i) identify a boundary between an active portion and an inactive portion of the digital image and (ii) generate boundary data indicative of a characteristic of the boundary. The system controller is configured to receive the boundary data from the image processor, and use the boundary data to select and/or adjust a setting of the imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Bormet
  • Publication number: 20210185246
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a light source for emitting visible light and infrared light and a camera head unit configured to capture visible light image data so as to generate a visible light image frame and configured to capture infrared image data so as to generate an infrared image frame. A camera control unit is configured to extract a structural data from the visible light image frame. The camera control unit is further configured to apply the structural data to the infrared image frame so as to enhance the infrared image with structural data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventor: Jonathan Bormet
  • Patent number: 9986169
    Abstract: Improved exposure control processes, devices, and systems are provided for wide angle lens imaging systems that suffer from image distortion. The exposure control uses a model of the wide angle lens distortion that estimates the weights that respective pixels of the image would have when producing an undistorted version of the image signal, and then scales pixel intensity values by the respective weights to produce weighted pixel values. The weighted pixel values are provided to an exposure control pixel counting process to produce one or more exposure feedback control signals, which control exposure features of the imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: KARL STORZ, Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Efrain O. Morales, Jonathan Bormet
  • Publication number: 20170230556
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an imaging scope, a camera, an image processor, and a system controller. The imaging scope is configured to illuminate an object and capture light reflected from the object. The camera has a light sensor with a light-sensitive surface configured to receive the captured light from the imaging scope, and generate a digital image representative of the captured light. The image processor is configured to receive the digital image from the camera, and use at least one of a random sample consensus (RANSAC) technique and a Hough Transform technique to (i) identify a boundary between an active portion and an inactive portion of the digital image and (ii) generate boundary data indicative of a characteristic of the boundary. The system controller is configured to receive the boundary data from the image processor, and use the boundary data to select and/or adjust a setting of the imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Bormet
  • Publication number: 20170230558
    Abstract: Improved exposure control processes, devices, and systems are provided for wide angle lens imaging systems that suffer from image distortion. The exposure control uses a model of the wide angle lens distortion that estimates the weights that respective pixels of the image would have when producing an undistorted version of the image signal, and then scales pixel intensity values by the respective weights to produce weighted pixel values. The weighted pixel values are provided to an exposure control pixel counting process to produce one or more exposure feedback control signals, which control exposure features of the imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: KARL STORZ, Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Efrain O. Morales, Jonathan Bormet
  • Patent number: 9412155
    Abstract: A method and system for real time luminance correction and detail enhancement of a video image including the steps of extracting a luminance component from a video image, separating the luminance component into an illumination layer and a scene reflectivity layer, the illumination layer having a dynamic range, compressing the dynamic range of the illumination layer to generate a corrected illumination layer, filtering the reflectivity layer to generate an enhanced reflectivity layer; and combining the corrected illumination layer with the enhanced scene reflectivity layer to generate an enhanced luminance image, is provided. A system for real time luminance correction and detail enhancement of a video image is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Steiner, Jonathan Bormet, Gaurav Sharma
  • Publication number: 20140184916
    Abstract: A method and system for real time luminance correction and detail enhancement of a video image including the steps of extracting a luminance component from a video image, separating the luminance component into an illumination layer and a scene reflectivity layer, the illumination layer having a dynamic range, compressing the dynamic range of the illumination layer to generate a corrected illumination layer, filtering the reflectivity layer to generate an enhanced reflectivity layer; and combining the corrected illumination layer with the enhanced scene reflectivity layer to generate an enhanced luminance image, is provided. A system for real time luminance correction and detail enhancement of a video image is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Steiner, Jonathan Bormet, Gaurav Sharma