Patents by Inventor Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher 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: 11027717
    Abstract: A normally closed port valve seals a hydraulic hose connection port of a hydraulic bicycle component. Connection of an end of a hydraulic hose assembly to the port opens the valve, placing the assembly's hydraulic fluid chamber in fluid communication with the interior of the hose assembly. A hydraulic cylinder of the assembly is in fluid communication with the chamber. A spring may be used to bias the valve to a closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Bradley, Paul Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10674138
    Abstract: Systems with an array camera augmented with a conventional camera in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In some embodiments, the array camera is used to capture a first set of image data of a scene and a conventional camera is used to capture a second set of image data for the scene. An object of interest is identified in the first set of image data. A first depth measurement for the object of interest is determined and compared to a predetermined threshold. If the first depth measurement is above the threshold, a second set of image data captured using the conventional camera is obtained. The object of interest is identified in the second set of image data and a second depth measurement for the object of interest is determined using at least a portion of the first set of image data and at least a portion of the second set of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Ankit K. Jain, Semyon Nisenzon, Dan Lelescu, Florian Ciurea, Gabriel Molina
  • Publication number: 20190351887
    Abstract: A normally closed port valve seals a hydraulic hose connection port of a hydraulic bicycle component. Connection of an end of a hydraulic hose assembly to the port opens the valve, placing the assembly's hydraulic fluid chamber in fluid communication with the interior of the hose assembly. A hydraulic cylinder of the assembly is in fluid communication with the chamber. A spring may be used to bias the valve to a closed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: Adan Bradley, Paul Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10455218
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stereo imaging with camera arrays in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of generating depth information for an object using two or more array cameras that each include a plurality of imagers includes obtaining a first set of image data captured from a first set of viewpoints, identifying an object in the first set of image data, determining a first depth measurement, determining whether the first depth measurement is above a threshold, and when the depth is above the threshold: obtaining a second set of image data of the same scene from a second set of viewpoints located known distances from one viewpoint in the first set of viewpoints, identifying the object in the second set of image data, and determining a second depth measurement using the first set of image data and the second set of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Ankit Jain, Semyon Nisenzon
  • Patent number: 10407043
    Abstract: A normally closed port valve seals a hydraulic hose connection port of a hydraulic bicycle component. Connection of an end of a hydraulic hose assembly to the port opens the valve, placing the assembly's hydraulic fluid chamber in fluid communication with the interior of the hose assembly. A hydraulic cylinder of the assembly is in fluid communication with the chamber. A spring may be used to bias the valve to a closed condition and simultaneously to bias a brake actuating piston to a non-actuated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Bradley, Paul Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20190089947
    Abstract: Systems with an array camera augmented with a conventional camera in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In some embodiments, the array camera is used to capture a first set of image data of a scene and a conventional camera is used to capture a second set of image data for the scene. An object of interest is identified in the first set of image data. A first depth measurement for the object of interest is determined and compared to a predetermined threshold. If the first depth measurement is above the threshold, a second set of image data captured using the conventional camera is obtained. The object of interest is identified in the second set of image data and a second depth measurement for the object of interest is determined using at least a portion of the first set of image data and at least a portion of the second set of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Ankit K. Jain, Semyon Nisenzon, Dan Lelescu, Florian Ciurea, Gabriel Molina
  • Patent number: 10122993
    Abstract: Systems with an array camera augmented with a conventional camera in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In some embodiments, the array camera is used to capture a first set of image data of a scene and a conventional camera is used to capture a second set of image data for the scene. An object of interest is identified in the first set of image data. A first depth measurement for the object of interest is determined and compared to a predetermined threshold. If the first depth measurement is above the threshold, a second set of image data captured using the conventional camera is obtained. The object of interest is identified in the second set of image data and a second depth measurement for the object of interest is determined using at least a portion of the first set of image data and at least a portion of the second set of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Ankit K. Jain, Semyon Nisenzon, Dan Lelescu, Florian Ciurea, Gabriel Molina
  • Patent number: 10086813
    Abstract: A normally closed port valve seals a hydraulic hose connection port of a hydraulic bicycle component. Connection of an end of a hydraulic hose assembly to the port opens the valve, placing the assembly's hydraulic fluid chamber in fluid communication with the interior of the hose assembly. A hydraulic cylinder of the assembly is in fluid communication with the chamber. A spring may be used to bias the valve to a closed condition and simultaneously to bias a brake actuating piston to a non-actuated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Bradley, Paul Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20180056967
    Abstract: A normally closed port valve seals a hydraulic hose connection port of a hydraulic bicycle component. Connection of an end of a hydraulic hose assembly to the port opens the valve, placing the assembly's hydraulic fluid chamber in fluid communication with the interior of the hose assembly. A hydraulic cylinder of the assembly is in fluid communication with the chamber. A spring may be used to bias the valve to a closed condition and simultaneously to bias a brake actuating piston to a non-actuated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: ADAM BRADLEY, PAUL GALLAGHER
  • Publication number: 20180048879
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stereo imaging with camera arrays in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of generating depth information for an object using two or more array cameras that each include a plurality of imagers includes obtaining a first set of image data captured from a first set of viewpoints, identifying an object in the first set of image data, determining a first depth measurement, determining whether the first depth measurement is above a threshold, and when the depth is above the threshold: obtaining a second set of image data of the same scene from a second set of viewpoints located known distances from one viewpoint in the first set of viewpoints, identifying the object in the second set of image data, and determining a second depth measurement using the first set of image data and the second set of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: FotoNation Cayman Limited
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Ankit Jain, Semyon Nisenzon
  • Patent number: 9828072
    Abstract: An oil storage apparatus (111) comprising a buoyant hull (102) comprising a single column of circular or polygonal cross-section. The interior of said hull (102) comprises at least one oil-over-water tank (103), and said oil storage apparatus (111) further comprises means for maintaining said tank in pressed full condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ATKINS LIMITED
    Inventor: Paul Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9827968
    Abstract: A normally closed port valve seals a hydraulic hose connection port of a hydraulic bicycle component. Connection of an end of a hydraulic hose assembly to the port opens the valve, placing the assembly's hydraulic fluid chamber in fluid communication with the interior of the hose assembly. A hydraulic cylinder of the assembly is in fluid communication with the chamber. A spring may be used to bias the valve to a closed condition and simultaneously to bias a brake actuating piston to a non-actuated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Bradley, Paul Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9800859
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stereo imaging with camera arrays in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of generating depth information for an object using two or more array cameras that each include a plurality of imagers includes obtaining a first set of image data captured from a first set of viewpoints, identifying an object in the first set of image data, determining a first depth measurement, determining whether the first depth measurement is above a threshold, and when the depth is above the threshold: obtaining a second set of image data of the same scene from a second set of viewpoints located known distances from one viewpoint in the first set of viewpoints, identifying the object in the second set of image data, and determining a second depth measurement using the first set of image data and the second set of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: FotoNation Cayman Limited
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Ankit Jain, Semyon Nisenzon
  • Patent number: 9774831
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement one-dimensional array cameras, as well as modular array cameras using sub-array modules. In one embodiment, a 1×N array camera module includes: a 1×N arrangement of focal planes, where N is greater than or equal to 2, each focal plane includes a plurality of rows of pixels that also form a plurality of columns of pixels, and each focal plane not including pixels from another focal plane; and a 1×N arrangement of lens stacks, the arrangement of lens stacks being disposed relative to the arrangement of focal planes so as to form a 1×N arrangement of cameras, each configured to independently capture an image of a scene, where each lens stack has a field of view that is shifted with respect to that of each other lens stack so that each shift includes a sub-pixel shifted view of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FotoNation Cayman Limited
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Dan Lelescu, Andrew Kenneth John McMahon, Jacques Duparre
  • Patent number: 9743051
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement modular array cameras using sub-array modules. In one embodiment, an X×Y sub-array module includes: an X×Y arrangement of focal planes, where X and Y are each greater than or equal to 1; and an X×Y arrangement of lens stacks, the X×Y arrangement of lens stacks being disposed relative to the X×Y arrangement of focal planes so as to form an X×Y arrangement of cameras, where each lens stack has a field of view that is shifted with respect to the field-of-views of each other lens stack so that each shift includes a sub-pixel shifted view of the scene; and image data output circuitry that is configured to output image data from the X×Y sub-array module that can be aggregated with image data from other sub-array modules so that an image of the scene can be constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: FotoNation Cayman Limited
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Dan Lelescu, Andrew Kenneth John McMahon, Jacques Duparre, Bedabrata Pain
  • Patent number: 9633442
    Abstract: Systems with an array camera augmented with a conventional camera in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In some embodiments, the array camera is used to capture a first set of image data of a scene and a conventional camera is used to capture a second set of image data for the scene. An object of interest is identified in the first set of image data. A first depth measurement for the object of interest is determined and compared to a predetermined threshold. If the first depth measurement is above the threshold, a second set of image data captured using the conventional camera is obtained. The object of interest is identified in the second set of image data and a second depth measurement for the object of interest is determined using at least a portion of the first set of image data and at least a portion of the second set of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: FotoNation Cayman Limited
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Ankit Jain, Semyon Nisenzon, Dan Lelescu, Florian Ciurea, Gabriel Molina
  • Publication number: 20170085845
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement one-dimensional array cameras, as well as modular array cameras using sub-array modules. In one embodiment, a 1×N array camera module includes: a 1×N arrangement of focal planes, where N is greater than or equal to 2, each focal plane includes a plurality of rows of pixels that also form a plurality of columns of pixels, and each focal plane not including pixels from another focal plane; and a 1×N arrangement of lens stacks, the arrangement of lens stacks being disposed relative to the arrangement of focal planes so as to form a 1×N arrangement of cameras, each configured to independently capture an image of a scene, where each lens stack has a field of view that is shifted with respect to that of each other lens stack so that each shift includes a sub-pixel shifted view of the scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Pelican Imaging Corporation
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Dan Lelescu, Andrew Kenneth John McMahon, Jacques Duparre
  • Patent number: 9602805
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stereo imaging with camera arrays in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of generating depth information for an object using two or more array cameras that each include a plurality of imagers includes obtaining a first set of image data captured from a first set of viewpoints, identifying an object in the first set of image data, determining a first depth measurement, determining whether the first depth measurement is above a threshold, and when the depth is above the threshold: obtaining a second set of image data of the same scene from a second set of viewpoints located known distances from one viewpoint in the first set of viewpoints, identifying the object in the second set of image data, and determining a second depth measurement using the first set of image data and the second set of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: FotoNation Cayman Limited
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Ankit Jain, Semyon Nisenzon
  • Publication number: 20160339894
    Abstract: A normally closed port valve seals a hydraulic hose connection port of a hydraulic bicycle component. Connection of an end of a hydraulic hose assembly to the port opens the valve, placing the assembly's hydraulic fluid chamber in fluid communication with the interior of the hose assembly. A hydraulic cylinder of the assembly is in fluid communication with the chamber. A spring may be used to bias the valve to a closed condition and simultaneously to bias a brake actuating piston to a non-actuated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: ADAM BRADLEY, PAUL GALLAGHER
  • Publication number: 20160269651
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement modular array cameras using sub-array modules. In one embodiment, an X×Y sub-array module includes: an X×Y arrangement of focal planes, where X and Y are each greater than or equal to 1; and an X×Y arrangement of lens stacks, the X×Y arrangement of lens stacks being disposed relative to the X×Y arrangement of focal planes so as to form an X×Y arrangement of cameras, where each lens stack has a field of view that is shifted with respect to the field-of-views of each other lens stack so that each shift includes a sub-pixel shifted view of the scene; and image data output circuitry that is configured to output image data from the X×Y sub-array module that can be aggregated with image data from other sub-array modules so that an image of the scene can be constructed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Pelican Imaging Corporation
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Paul Gallagher, Dan Lelescu, Andrew Kenneth John McMahon, Jacques Duparre, Bedabrata Pain