Patents by Inventor Paul Berenberg

Paul Berenberg 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: 10419666
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for generating stitched video data by combining video data from multiple image capture devices. For example, video data from a first image capture device and a second image capture device located near the first image capture device may be combined to generate unique panoramas. The system may determine transitions between the video data based on a focus distance to improve the stitched video data. The system may remove individual objects from first video data by substituting corresponding portions of second image data. The system may determine depth information associated with a first object represented in the video data and may add additional objects in front of or behind the first object, properly scaling and masking the additional object. The system may generate a virtual environment by weighting images from individual image capture devices and the virtual environment may be three dimensional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Vladimirovich Brailovskiy, Ilia Vitsnudel, Paul Berenberg, Noam Sorek
  • Patent number: 10367986
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for a security camera including automated identification of disabled privacy indicators based on feedback included in monitored data (e.g., images). The features include generating a random number and adjusting light emitted by the privacy indicator to signal the random number. The camera may detect subtle changes (e.g., brightness, color, hue, intensity) in the image, a sequence of images, or portions thereof that can be decoded and compared to the random number. If there is a discrepancy between the random number and decoded value, an indication of tampering with the privacy indicator may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Berenberg, Ilya Vladimirovich Brailovskiy, Andrew Jay Roths
  • Patent number: 10311409
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that detect and interpret the meaning of visual and/or audio indicators of devices, and provide information, solutions to potential malfunctions, and/or automatic ordering of consumable products to users. For example, sequences of visual indicators (such as LEDs) and/or audio indicators (such as speakers that output beeps) generated by home electronics and other devices may be monitored using an image capture component (such as a camera) or audio capture component (such as a microphone), and the sequences may be interpreted to provide users with information of what is wrong with a device, how to fix a device, purchase a new device, offer repair services, etc. The systems and methods may also provide users with notifications relating to such indicators when the user is away from home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Vladimirovich Brailovskiy, Paul Berenberg
  • Patent number: 10306129
    Abstract: This application describes techniques for controlling an apparatus that includes a camera both locally and remotely. The camera apparatuses described herein may include obfuscation components that function to selectively obfuscate a view of the camera at the request of a user. For instance, one particular camera apparatus may include a lens cap and an actuator to move the lens cap from a position in which the lens cap at least partially obfuscates the view of the camera to a position in which the lens cap does not (and vice versa). The camera apparatus may include a physical control to allow a user to locally request to open or close the lens cap, and may also include a network interface to communicate with a user device, thus allowing a user to remotely request to open or close the lens cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Van Tuyl Bentley, Paul Berenberg, Emmanuel J M Laffon de Mazieres
  • Patent number: 10269155
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that detect and mask visual artifacts in image and video data. Such artifacts may result from stitching segments of images from two different cameras due to the parallax effect. In this respect, stitching errors may be determined and compared to a threshold to decide whether an area results in an undesirable artifact that should be masked. Such artifacts may then be masked with various graphical elements such as artistic type objects/images to provide a pleasant looking image to a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ilya Vladimirovich Brailovskiy, Paul Berenberg
  • Patent number: 10157372
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that detect and interpret the meaning of visual indicators (such as LEDs) of devices, and provide information and solutions to potential malfunctions to users. For example, image data of the visual indicators can be captured by an image capture device (such as a camera). The image data may then be analyzed to identify an object captured in the image data. Luminescence of pixel values in the image data corresponding to a visual indicator of the object may be used to determine a sequence of the visual indicator. Then, information corresponding to the meaning of the sequence may be sent to a device of a user or owner of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Vladimirovich Brailovskiy, Paul Berenberg
  • Patent number: 10074227
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for accurately and efficiently identifying whether a location is secured after unattended delivery of an item. The features include receiving, from an access control device, information identifying a secured state for the access control device. The features include capturing, via a monitoring device at the physical location, monitoring data of the physical location such as one or more images. The features include determining that the monitoring data includes a representation of at least a portion of a surface indicium such as a one-dimensional barcode. Features are described for transmitting, to at least one communication device, a message identifying an error state for the physical location such as an alert that the physical location may be unsecured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Berenberg
  • Patent number: 10013763
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for improving a field of view of video data by combining video data from multiple image capture devices. For example, video data from a first image capture device and a second image capture device located above or below the first image capture device may be combined to increase a field of view. The boundary between the first video data and the second video data may be determined based on objects visible in the video data. In addition, if the first image capture device and the second image capture device include two or more cameras, the vertical overlap between the first image capture device and the second image capture device may be used to horizontally stitch video data from the two or more cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Vladimirovich Brailovskiy, Paul Berenberg
  • Patent number: 9992658
    Abstract: Systems and methods that enable scalable, cost-effective payment reconciliation between owners of devices at least temporarily connected in or to a particular low-power, ad hoc mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CUBIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul Berenberg
  • Patent number: 9936208
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for improving encoding techniques for mobile devices by adaptively controlling a resolution or frame rate of content to reduce power consumption while maintaining image quality. For example, a local device may determine when the content may be downscaled without degrading a final image quality and may downscale the content prior to encoding and transmitting the encoded content to a remote device. The remote device may decode and upscale the content to the original resolution prior to displaying the content on a display. As downscaling the content is not power intensive, the local device may reduce a power consumption associated with encoding and transmitting the content to the remote device while maintaining the final image quality of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Vladimirovich Brailovskiy, Marcus-Alan Gilbert, Dmitry Svetlov, Amir Frenkel, Paul Berenberg
  • Patent number: 9883230
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for creating a self-organized time-synchronization network, enabling accurate synchronization. For example, multiple devices may wirelessly broadcast and receive beacon signals and self-organize into an ad hoc network. The wireless ad hoc network may be optimized as individual devices choose new connections to reduce a number of hops to a source device. Individual devices may include a counter that may increment continuously for timing purposes, and counters may be synchronized between connected devices. For example, a local device may adjust contents of a local counter on the local device based on a drift between the local counter and a remote counter on a remote device. Thus, counters between connected devices may be synchronized, beginning at the source device and propagating through the ad hoc network. Based on the synchronization, the devices may offer additional functionality and/or more sophisticated applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Berenberg
  • Publication number: 20170105109
    Abstract: Systems and methods that enable scalable, cost-effective payment reconciliation between owners of devices at least temporarily connected in or to a particular low-power, ad hoc mesh network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Berenberg
  • Patent number: 9544797
    Abstract: Systems and methods that enable scalable, cost-effective payment reconciliation between owners of devices at least temporarily connected in or to a particular low-power, ad hoc mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Berenberg
  • Publication number: 20160379176
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that detect and interpret the meaning of visual indicators (such as LEDs) of devices, and provide information and solutions to potential malfunctions to users. For example, image data of the visual indicators can be captured by an image capture device (such as a camera). The image data may then be analyzed to identify an object captured in the image data. Luminescence of pixel values in the image data corresponding to a visual indicator of the object may be used to determine a sequence of the visual indicator. Then, information corresponding to the meaning of the sequence may be sent to a device of a user or owner of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Ilya Vladimirovich Brailovskiy, Paul Berenberg
  • Patent number: 9253635
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and devices are disclosed for enabling network devices to join a network. These embodiments generally include a first network device, which is joined to the network, sending authentication information. If the authentication information is determined as valid by a second network device, the second network device sends a join request toward the first network device. During or after the joining process, the first and second network devices can share scheduling information. These embodiments enable a network to have additional security while consuming low amounts of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Berenberg, Igor Ryshakov, Dongyan Chen, Georgi Danielyan
  • Patent number: 9215608
    Abstract: Methods of telecommunicating and systems configured to perform the methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include establishing a primary communications link, determining that a backup communications link is to be established, and determining a plurality of candidate network nodes. The method also includes selecting one of the candidate network nodes with which to establish the backup communications link, where the selected candidate network node is selected based at least in part on the selected candidate network node being in a foreign network, establishing the backup communications link with a selected candidate network node, and communicating using the backup communications link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: CUBIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Berenberg, Anatoli Gostev, Igor Ryshakov
  • Publication number: 20150124637
    Abstract: Systems and methods that enable scalable, cost-effective payment reconciliation between owners of devices at least temporarily connected in or to a particular low-power, ad hoc mesh network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Berenberg
  • Patent number: 8929246
    Abstract: Systems and methods that enable scalable, cost-effective payment reconciliation between owners of devices at least temporarily connected in or to a particular low-power, ad hoc mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Berenberg
  • Publication number: 20140313883
    Abstract: Methods of telecommunicating and systems configured to perform the methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods include establishing a primary communications link, determining that a backup communications link is to be established, and determining a plurality of candidate network nodes. The method also includes selecting one of the candidate network nodes with which to establish the backup communications link, where the selected candidate network node is selected based at least in part on the selected candidate network node being in a foreign network, establishing the backup communications link with a selected candidate network node, and communicating using the backup communications link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Berenberg, Anatoli Gostev, Igor Ryshakov
  • Publication number: 20140313926
    Abstract: Systems and methods that enable scalable, cost-effective payment reconciliation between owners of devices at least temporarily connected in or to a particular low-power, ad hoc mesh network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: CUBIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul Berenberg