Image Production Patents (Class 342/179)
  • Patent number: 10871642
    Abstract: Plane Wave Imagers (PWI) directly sense the amplitude and phase of electromagnetic waves and do not require a lens to image a scene. PWI's can also be used in the exit pupil of an afocal lens. PWI's are implemented in CMOS using silicon waveguide technology. Since the wavelength of light ranges from less than one to tens of microns, PWI's fabricated on silicon are essentially flat plates, making a PWI a thin and light structure. A CMOS PWI can operate in the visible, near infrared, short wave infrared, and mid wave thermal spectral bands. Benefits of using a PWI include the ability to achieve large optical aperture performance by digitally processing the outputs of multiple small aperture PWI's that are not necessarily precisely optically aligned. Enhanced scene resolution can be obtained by collecting imagery from several adjacent positions and then digitally combining the digital data into one large dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Richard H. Vollmerhausen
  • Patent number: 10825193
    Abstract: Provided is an environment for providing information for supporting adjustment of the respective parts for positioning. A position detecting apparatus includes: an image processing unit that detects, through image processing, a position of a feature portion from image data imaged and acquired when the feature portion of an object is positioned at the respective target positions by a moving mechanism; a position storage unit that stores the detected positions detected at the target positions in association with the respective target positions; and a display data generation unit that generates data for displaying information related to the detected positions on a display unit. The display data generation unit generates data for displaying the respective target positions and the respective detected positions, which are stored in association with the target positions, in the same coordinate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Arano, Yoshihide Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Hazeyama
  • Patent number: 10809372
    Abstract: The methods and device disclosed herein provide an electromagnetic portable device for imaging an object embedded within a medium, the device including an array including at least two transducers, at least one of transducers for transmitting a signal towards the object, and a transceiver attached to the transducers, the transceiver for transmitting at least one signal toward the object and receiving signals affected by the object while the array is moved in proximity to the medium, a data acquisition unit for receiving and storing the affected signals; and a processor unit for providing one or more hypothetical parameter values over a parameter space of the object and provide a target model per hypothesis of the parameter values, and computing a score value per hypothesis as a function of the target model and the affected signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: VAYYAR IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Yuval Lomnitz, Damian Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10795046
    Abstract: A method of scanning a clothed human subject (14), the method comprising obtaining first scan data using a first scanner (10) by illuminating the subject with a first source of radiation adapted for scanning soft tissue surfaces hidden by the subject's clothing; and obtaining second scan data by illuminating the subject's torso with a second source of radiation (12-1) that is directed more towards the subject's torso than towards other parts of their body, wherein the second source of radiation comprises tissue penetrating radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Colin Moynihan
  • Patent number: 10768575
    Abstract: An imaging device and an imaging method by millimeter wave 3D holographic scanning are disclosed. In an embodiment, the millimeter wave 3D holographic scanning imaging device may include: a conveying apparatus configured to convey an object located thereon in a first direction; and at least one millimeter wave transceiving module arranged beside the conveying apparatus, each configured to be enabled to scan the object when the conveying apparatus conveys the object through the respective millimeter wave transceiving module, wherein each millimeter wave transceiving module is arranged to have its longitudinal direction extend in a direction intersecting the first direction, and includes a millimeter wave transceiving antenna array for transceiving millimeter wave signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nuctech Company Limited
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Chen, Yuanjing Li, Ziran Zhao, Wanlong Wu, Zongjun Shen, Li Zhang, Yinong Liu, Yingkang Jin, Wentao Yu
  • Patent number: 10746868
    Abstract: SAR imaging may be performed with range-resolved reflection data, where a spread-spectrum signal, such as a code division multiple access (CDMA) signal, is transmitted instead of a simple frequency chirp. The reflected spread-spectrum signal may be analyzed to gather range-resolved reflection data. Range-resolved reflection data may be gathered at each angular view. This data may be used to construct a more accurate approximation of the Fourier transform of the desired image than can be done by a conventional SAR approach. The image may be reconstructed from this Fourier transform using Fourier inversion techniques similar to those used in conventional SAR approaches. The range-resolved reflection scheme generally requires somewhat more processing to recover the image as compared with conventional SAR systems, but provides a significantly more stable image with less degradation from effects that plague conventional SAR systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Triad National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Carlsten, Stephen Judd
  • Patent number: 10702216
    Abstract: A system for scanning a body to create scan data comprises a processor, a range camera capable of capturing at least a first set of depth images of the body rotated to 0 degrees, and at least a second set of depth images of the body rotated to x degrees, wherein x is >0 degrees, and x <360 degrees. A set of computer instructions are executable on a processor capable of creating biometrics based on extracted body measurement from the body scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Styku, LLC
    Inventors: Raj Sareen, Jason Delevan, Stephen Randolph Smith, III, Bobby H. Parkinson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10705221
    Abstract: Disclosed is an on-board backup and anti-spoofing GPS (“OBASG”) system for navigating a vehicle through an environment with a GPS receiver. The GPS receiver is configured to receive GPS signals within the environment where the GPS signals may suffer a GPS outage or are unreliable within the environment. In general, the OBASG includes a GPS block-chain recorder, a block-chain storage module, an anti-spoofing module, and a backup navigation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher W. Raab, John W. Glatfelter, Kelly C. Hill
  • Patent number: 10698290
    Abstract: A system passively images a scene using an antenna for collecting electromagnetic energy from the scene and directing the electromagnetic energy toward a single pixel sensor. A spatial light modulator includes a flexible tape that supports a series of blocking patterns along its length. The tape moves through the electromagnetic energy in an exposure region as the energy travels from the antenna to the sensor and the tape moves on a transport path that is nonlinear outside of the exposure region. A processor captures a set of output values from the sensor to form an image of the scene based on the set of output values. Two blocking pattern structures, either rigid or flexible, can be superimposed in an exposure region between an antenna and a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Steel City Optronics, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Partee
  • Patent number: 10698195
    Abstract: Plane Wave Imagers (PWI) directly sense the amplitude and phase of electromagnetic waves and do not require a lens to image a scene. PWI's can also be used in the exit pupil of an afocal lens. PWI's are implemented in CMOS using silicon waveguide technology. Since the wavelength of light ranges from less than one to tens of microns, PWI's fabricated on silicon are essentially flat plates, making a PWI a thin and light structure. A CMOS PWI can operate in the visible, near infrared, short wave infrared, and mid wave thermal spectral bands. Benefits of using a PWI include the ability to achieve large optical aperture performance by digitally processing the outputs of multiple small aperture PWI's that are not necessarily precisely optically aligned. Enhanced scene resolution can be obtained by collecting imagery from several adjacent positions and then digitally combining the digital data into one large dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Richard H. Vollmerhausen
  • Patent number: 10673145
    Abstract: Described embodiments include an antenna system and method. The antenna system includes a surface scattering antenna that has an electromagnetic waveguide structure and a plurality of electromagnetic wave scattering elements. The plurality of electromagnetic wave scattering elements are distributed along the waveguide structure, have a respective activatable electromagnetic response to a propagating electromagnetic wave, and produce a controllable radiation pattern. A gain definition circuit defines a radiation pattern configured to acquire a possible interfering signal. The defined antenna radiation pattern has a field of view covering at least a portion of an undesired field of view of an associated antenna. An antenna controller establishes the defined radiation pattern in the surface scattering antenna by activating the respective electromagnetic response of selected electromagnetic wave scattering elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10664496
    Abstract: A computer system, comprising a plurality of computers; and a management computer, wherein a plurality of data stores which store data obtained from a data source and having differing attributes, wherein the management computer has a request allocation unit and holds metadata management information. The request allocation unit is configured to: refer to the metadata management information to select a candidate data store based on analysis results of the data obtaining request including the time attribute of the requested data; determine whether the requested data can be obtained from the candidate data store; determine a data store to which to issue a request for obtaining the requested data; and issue the request to the determined data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Miyuki Hanaoka, Shinichi Kawamoto, Satoshi Katsunuma
  • Patent number: 10649075
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for processing radar signals in a distributed array radar that includes a first airborne platform and at least one second airborne platform. Doppler filtered radar return samples are obtained and a weight value is calculated as a function of first clutter signals and second clutter signals. The weight value is employed in a weight vector that is computed, as well, from a steering vector that need not be matched to the target vector. The weight vector is applied to a signal vector corresponding to the Doppler filtered radar return samples. An open loop feedback is implemented and configured to create beam pattern nulls at angles corresponding to the plurality of first interference signals within each of the Doppler bins without substantially tracking a position or velocity of the first airborne platform or the at least one second airborne platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SRC, Inc.
    Inventors: Harvey K. Schuman, Ping G. Li
  • Patent number: 10628666
    Abstract: A system for scanning a body to create scan data comprises a processor, a range camera capable of capturing at least a first set of depth images of the body rotated to 0 degrees, and at least a second set of depth images of the body rotated to x degrees, wherein x is >0 degrees, and x<360 degrees. a set of computer instructions are executable on a processor capable of synchronizing scan data and body measurements with a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Styku, LLC
    Inventors: Raj Sareen, Jason Delevan, Stephen Randolph Smith, III, Bobby H. Parkinson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10628729
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for scanning a body. The system comprises a processor and a range camera capable of capturing at least a first set of depth images of the body rotated to 0 degrees and at least a second set of depth images of the body rotated to x degrees, wherein x is >0 degrees, and x<360 degrees. A first set of computer instructions executable on the processor is capable of calculating a first set of three dimensional points from the first set of depth images and a second set of three dimensional points from the second set of depth images. A second set of computer instructions executable on the processor is capable of rotating and translating the first and second set of three dimensional points into a final set of three dimensional points. A third set of computer instructions executable on the processor is capable of creating a three dimensional mesh from the final set of three dimensional points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Styku, LLC
    Inventor: Raj Sareen
  • Patent number: 10536226
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting faulty elements in an active planar antenna array of an extremely high frequency (EHF) wireless communication device. A planar antenna array having a matrix of dual-polarization modulated scattering probes is disposed within a near-field region of the antenna under test (AUT). Electromagnetic energy received from the AUT is converted to a complex electrical signal that is modulated by an electrical modulation signal and radiated as a scattering signal. The resulting electromagnetic scattering signal, received and converted to an electrical signal by another antenna, is used in a holographic image reconstruction operation via a backward-propagation transformation to reconstruct the signal spectrum radiated from the surface of the AUT. A comparison of this reconstructed signal spectrum with a reference signal spectrum radiated from the surface of a known good antenna array enables detection of faulty antenna elements within the AUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LitePoint Corporation
    Inventors: Minh-Chau Huynh, Christian Volf Olgaard
  • Patent number: 10495783
    Abstract: A vertical profile display includes weather information for an aircraft. In some examples, the weather is displayed in the vertical profile display as a plurality of weather blocks, each block indicating the weather in a volume of space associated with the block. In addition, in some examples, the vertical profile display shows a vertical profile view of a flight path of the aircraft and includes indications of primary weather and secondary weather, where the indication of primary weather is visually distinct from the indication of secondary weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ratan Khatwa, Santosh Mathan, Brian P. Bunch
  • Patent number: 10436886
    Abstract: The application relates to bi-static or multi-static holographic navigation systems, including methods of localizing an emitter or receiver with high precision relative to the sea floor. The system and methods can be used with a fully active sonar or radar system using well synchronized transmitters and receivers. The system and methods can be used with a passive sonar or radar system localizing a transmitter or a receiver based on poorly timed received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hadal, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Rikoski
  • Patent number: 10439293
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes an aircraft body and a propeller coupled to the aircraft body. The propeller includes a plurality of blades forming a rearward-facing curvature with respect to an axis running longitudinally with the aircraft body. The system further includes a surface coupled to a first blade of the propeller that is operable to reflect radio frequency (RF) waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Mike I. Jones
  • Patent number: 10429506
    Abstract: A lateral distance sensor diagnosis apparatus cooperating with a lateral distance sensor in a vehicle includes a travel enabled distance acquisition section and a diagnosis test section. The travel enabled distance acquisition section determines whether the vehicle is estimated to have contact with an object detected by the lateral distance sensor, based on a distance detected by the lateral distance sensor and a present steering angle. When determining that the vehicle is estimated to have contact with the detected object, the travel enabled distance acquisition section acquires a travel enabled distance based on a distance detected by the lateral distance sensor. The diagnosis test section determines that the lateral distance sensor fails to operate normally when a movement distance becomes greater than the travel enabled distance under state where the steering angle is an angle causing the vehicle to have contact with an object detected by the lateral distance sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidenori Tanaka, Akihiro Kida
  • Patent number: 10411349
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and methods for mitigating, or reducing, the intermodulation of an adaptive antenna array's radiating elements. A tunable element may be used with a bias component to increase linearity of the system. These tunable elements may modify a radiating element's capacitance or damping rate. Adjusting the shape of the radiating element or using switches may also modify the resonance strength. Variable couplers may further be added to a system to reduce intermodulation. An adaptive antenna array using the techniques described herein may have all or some of the elements co-located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Black, Brian Mark Deutsch, Alexander Remley Katko, Melroy Machado, Jay Howard McCandless, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10401480
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a lidar system includes a light source configured to emit multiple optical signals directed into a field of regard of the lidar system. The optical signals include a first optical signal and a second optical signal, where the second optical signal is emitted a particular time interval after the first optical signal is emitted. The lidar system also includes a receiver configured to detect a received optical signal that includes a portion of the emitted first or second optical signal that is scattered by a target located a distance from the lidar system. The received optical signal is detected after the second optical signal is emitted. The receiver includes a first detector configured to detect a first portion of the received optical signal and a second detector configured to detect a second portion of the received optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Luminar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Gaalema, Mark A. Drummer, Stephen L. Mielke, Jason M. Eichenholz
  • Patent number: 10386854
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to systems and methods for presenting information from a management server on a mobile client device to facilitate the management of industrial vehicles. Embodiments of the system can include a plurality of industrial vehicles communicatively coupled to the management server, and a mobile client device communicatively coupled to the management server. The mobile client device can include a display, a wireless communication circuit, and one or more client processors. Encoded objects, vehicular objects, or combinations thereof can be presented upon the display of the mobile client device to present information from the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Kashyap Chandrasekar, Lucas B. Waltz, Lisa Wong
  • Patent number: 10341931
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes: a download server instantiated on a computing device, and a multiplicity of wireless access points (APs), where the download server is operative to: receive a download request from a mobile device, determine a current location for the mobile device, predict a route for the mobile device based at least on the current location, allocate at least one target AP along the route from among the multiplicity of wireless APs, and in response to the download request, forward at least one download file to the at least one target AP, where the at least one target AP is operative to: receive the at least one download file, identify the mobile device, and download at least part of the download file to the mobile device in an mmWave transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Apostolopoulos, John M. Graybeal, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 10330610
    Abstract: An imaging system images near-field objects with focused microwave or terahertz radiation. Multiple antennas emit microwave or terahertz radiation, such that the radiation varies in frequency over time, illuminates a near-field object, reflects from the near-field object, and travels to a passive aperture. For example, the passive aperture may comprise a dielectric lens or a parabolic reflector. The passive aperture focuses, onto a spatial region, the microwave or terahertz radiation that reflected from the near-field object. One or more antennas take measurements, in the spatial region, of the microwave or terahertz radiation that reflected from the near-field object. A computer calculates, based on the measurements, an image of the near-field object and depth information regarding the near-field object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Gregory Charvat, Andrew Temme, Micha Feigin-Almon, Ramesh Raskar, Hisham Bedri
  • Patent number: 10330786
    Abstract: Various technologies for mitigating interference in stretch-processed SAR imagery are described herein. Stretch-processed SAR data is received at a computing device. The stretch-processed (or deramped) SAR data is then reramped, thereby removing frequency-variant components of narrowband interference signals in the deramped data. A frequency-domain transform is executed over the reramped data to generate a spectral characteristic of the reramped data. A spectral notch filter is applied to frequency bands corresponding to the peaks of the spectral characteristic in order to filter out the narrowband interference signals. An inverse frequency-domain transform can then be executed over the filtered spectral characteristic to return to a phase-history representation of the SAR data. The phase history resulting from the inverse frequency-domain transform is a ramped phase history, which can then be deramped prior to use in connection with generating images of the scanned scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventor: Cameron Musgrove
  • Patent number: 10295664
    Abstract: In some aspects, the disclosure is directed methods and systems for screening an unconstrained subject. A plurality of transmitters may be spatially distributed on two sides along a path of movement of a subject. Each of the transmitters may transmit, in sequence, radiation to be scattered from the subject. A plurality of sensors may be spatially distributed on the two sides and coherently configured with respect to the plurality of transmitters. The plurality of sensors may collect measurements of scattered radiation corresponding to the radiation transmitted by each of the plurality of transmitters. An imaging module may generate, based on the collected measurements, a two-dimensional or three-dimensional reconstruction estimate of body surface of the subject with one or more attached foreign objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Borja Gonzalez Valdes, Carey Rappaport, Jose Martinez
  • Patent number: 10254428
    Abstract: This invention relates to devices and processes for geophysical prospecting, subsurface fluid monitoring and, more particular, to the use of interferometric techniques using Control Source Electromagnetic (“CSEM”) and Magnetoturelic (“MT”) signals to create images of sub-surface structures and fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Deep Imaging Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Sokolowsky, Robert Payton, Trevor Pugh, Alexander Kalish, Mark Hickey
  • Patent number: 10246092
    Abstract: A method that determines a driving state of an external motor vehicle includes: detecting the external motor vehicle by at least one sensor, the external vehicle moving in a longitudinal direction; determining a reference for a motion of the external motor vehicle transverse to the longitudinal direction; determining a first distance between the external motor vehicle and the reference at a first point in time; determining a second distance between the external motor vehicle and the reference at a second point in time lying after the first point in time; determining a difference between the first distance and the second distance; and determining the driving state as assistance-supported if the difference is less than or equal to a specified value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Helge Zinner, Olivier Frament
  • Patent number: 10241202
    Abstract: A method for the reduction of receive data of a radar includes receiving a radar echo signal emanating from a chirp-like transmit signal and specifying a temporal receive window of the radar echo signal as a function of an area to be detected by a radar. The method also includes dividing the received radar echo signal into a plurality of spectral sub-bands, determining sub-band windows for each of the plurality of spectral sub-bands, activating the sub-band windows within the temporal receive window of the radar echo signal as a function of a receive time of the radar echo signal, and then sampling the radar echo signal using a sampling rate that is adjusted as a function of a number of sub-band windows active at a respective sampling instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS DS GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Becker
  • Patent number: 10236574
    Abstract: Described embodiments include an antenna and a method. In an embodiment, the antenna includes a holographic aperture having a surface including a plurality of individual electromagnetic wave scattering elements distributed thereon with a periodic inter-element spacing equal to or less than one-half of a free space wavelength of an operating frequency of the antenna. The aperture is configured to define at least two selectable complex radiofrequency electromagnetic fields on the surface with tangential wavenumbers up to 2? over the aperture element spacing (k_apt=2?/a). In an embodiment, the holographic aperture includes an amplitude and phase modulation holographic aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Pai-Yen Chen, Tom Driscoll, Siamak Ebadi, John Desmond Hunt, Nathan Ingle Landy, Melroy Machado, Milton Perque, Jr., David R. Smith, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10209387
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a screening device includes a first antenna configured to transmit a first microwave to a subject to generate a second microwave and a third microwave, the second microwave being generated by a diffraction of the first microwave at the subject, the third microwave being a part of the first microwave passing the subject, and a second antenna configured to receive the second microwave in a first period and to receive the third microwave in a second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kayano, Noritsugu Shiokawa
  • Patent number: 10115431
    Abstract: To be able to manage images showing motions of subjects more easily. Provided is an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a series of object images showing an object moving in a series of frame images; an image selection unit configured to select a plurality of display object images according to a predetermined criterion from among the series of object images; and an image output unit configured to generate an output image including the plurality of display object images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuhiro Iida
  • Patent number: 10108146
    Abstract: An anisotropic spatial acousto-optic modulator for a holographic display system includes a substrate, an anisotropic waveguide that guides light into a single polarization, and a transducer that generates surface acoustic waves that propagate linearly with the guided, polarized light, converting at least some of the polarized light into a leaky mode of orthogonally polarized light. The acoustic waves may be encoded with holographic information. The modulator may include coupling devices for coupling light into the waveguide, which may have multiple channels. A holographic video display system includes at least one anisotropic spatial acousto-optic modulator. The pattern of the surface acoustic waves, encoded with holographic information, acts as a diffraction pattern that causes the modulator output to form a wavefront that becomes at least part of a holographic image. The system may have multiple channels in multiple waveguides, wherein each waveguide writes one or more lines of the holographic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Daniel E. Smalley, V. Michael Bove, Jr., Quinn Y. J. Smithwick
  • Patent number: 10088564
    Abstract: A radar screening system that detects an object in a region of interest by transmitting coded signals having a first polarization and receiving coded return signals having at least a second polarization. Suitably the transmitted signals have one polarization and some return signals have the same polarization and other return signals have an orthogonal polarization. The return signals are processed into voxels to calculate at least a cross-polar value at each voxel. Voxels are identified as being from an object of interest if an indicator using at least the cross-polar value exceeds a threshold. Preferably the indicator uses at least a ratio of the cross-polar value and the co-polar value. The radar screening system may also perform automatic target recognition by taking into account shape and location of the object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TELEDYNE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Dennis Ian Longstaff, Halappa Ashoka
  • Patent number: 10025887
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved methods and apparatus for modeling a Stated Objective and calculating future Performance of a residential structure. The Stated Objective is based upon an Augmented Virtual Model of a residential structure and property. Aspects of Calculated Performance may be aggregated across multiple properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: STELLAR VDC RESIDENTIAL, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Santarone, Jason E. Duff
  • Patent number: 10012728
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing a dynamic target impact point sweetener is disclosed. An example method includes identifying a target based on a composite three-dimensional image generated based on data received from a first aerial vehicle acting as a master vehicle and a second aerial vehicle acting as a slave vehicle; changing a role of the first aerial vehicle to the slave vehicle; changing the role of the second aerial vehicle to the master vehicle; and causing, using the second aerial vehicle acting as the master vehicle, a third vehicle to attack the target based on the identity of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James V. Leonard, Shirley N. Cheng, Michael G. Neff
  • Patent number: 10007860
    Abstract: The techniques described herein may identify images that likely depict one or more items by comparing features of the items to features of different regions-of-interest (ROIs) of the images. For instance, some of the images may include a user, and the techniques may define multiple regions within the image corresponding to different portions of the user. The techniques may then use a trained convolutional neural network or any other type of trained classifier to determine, for each region of the image, whether the region depicts a particular item. If so, the techniques may designate the corresponding image as depicting the item and may output an indication that the image depicts the item. The techniques may perform this process for multiple images, outputting an indication of each image deemed to depict the particular item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Allen Fotland, Ambrish Tyagi
  • Patent number: 9959774
    Abstract: Systems and methods for aiding in pilot awareness of obstacles relative to aircraft features. An exemplary processor receives sensor information from one or more sensors mounted in an aircraft feature (e.g. light modules), determines if at least one obstacle is located within a predefined field of view based on the received sensor or database information and generates an image. The image includes an ownship icon having at least one feature representing wingtips of the aircraft and at least one indicator associated with the determined at least one obstacle. A display device presents the generated image. The display device presents a tip of a first sense coverage area adjacent to one wingtip feature associated with the port wing and a tip of the second sense coverage area adjacent to one wingtip feature associated with the starboard wing. The indicator is presented within at least one of the coverage areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jiri Vasek, Ratan Khatwa, James C. Kirk, Olukayode Olofinboba, Pavel Kolcarek, Tomas Svoboda, Matej Dusik
  • Patent number: 9898010
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to systems and methods for presenting information from a management server on a mobile client device to facilitate the management of industrial vehicles. Embodiments of the system can include a plurality of industrial vehicles communicatively coupled to the management server, and a mobile client device communicatively coupled to the management server. The mobile client device can include a display, a wireless communication circuit, and one or more client processors. Encoded objects, vehicular objects, or combinations thereof can be presented upon the display of the mobile client device to present information from the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Kashyap Chandrasekar, Lucas B. Waltz, Lisa Wong
  • Patent number: 9889858
    Abstract: The invention relates to a driving assistance system including a prediction subsystem in a vehicle. According to a method aspect of the invention, the method comprises the steps of accepting an environment representation; calculating a confidence estimate related to the environment representation based on applying plausibility rules on the environment representation, and providing the confidence estimate as input for an evaluation of a prediction based on the environment representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH
    Inventor: Jens Schmüdderich
  • Patent number: 9869641
    Abstract: A microwave (MW) system includes an object support adapted to support an object, a MW transmitter, a MW receiver, an outer rotation unit, an inner rotation unit, a controller and a computation processor. The outer rotation unit includes an outer ring, having a ring shape, with an outer ring mount, upon which one of either an antenna of the MW transmitter or an antenna of the MW receiver is mounted. The inner rotation unit comprises an inner ring, having a ring shape, with an inner ring mount, upon which the other of an antenna of the MW transmitter or an antenna of the MW receiver is mounted. The controller is configured to independently control both the rotation of the inner ring and the outer ring. The computation processor is configured to receive data including MW data representative of MW scattered field detected by the MW receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ELLUMEN, INC.
    Inventors: William J. McCollough, Todd R. McCollough, Wenyi Shao, Arezou Edalati, John Ryan Leslie
  • Patent number: 9864044
    Abstract: Methods and systems that reduce the effect of phase noise in radar receivers. The received phase noise spectrum is modulated with periodic nulls due to the two way range delay function. The system and method include strategically positioning the nulls of the delay function to cancel portions of phase noise power spectral density, the portions of the power spectral density of the phase noise being selected so that effect of phase noise in radar sensitivity is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Lucas, Raymond A. Roberge
  • Patent number: 9857463
    Abstract: A radar apparatus for obtaining a higher resolution than conventional SAR apparatus without increasing the bandwidth comprises a transmitter antenna and a receiver antenna. A mixer mixes said receive signal with said transmit signal to obtain a mixed receive signal, and a sampling unit samples said mixed receive signal to obtain receive signal samples from a period of said receive signal. A processor processes said receive signal samples by defining a spatial grid in the scene with a finer grid resolution than obtainable by application of a synthetic aperture radar algorithm on the receive signal samples and determining reflectivity values at grid points of said spatial grid by defining a signal model including the relative geometry of said transmitter antenna and said receiver antenna with respect to the scene, said transmit signal and said spatial grid and applying compressive sensing on said receive signal using said signal model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Juan Nogueira-Nine
  • Patent number: 9824596
    Abstract: A method of planning a flight path for a search can include receiving, by a control system, an indication of a search area boundary; receiving, by the control system, an indication of a selected search pattern; determining, by the control system, a flight path based on the search area boundary and the selected search pattern; and transmitting one or more indications of the flight path to an unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: INSITU, INC., UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON THROUGH ITS CENTER FOR COMMERCIALIZATION
    Inventors: Amy Claire Arbeit, Christopher W. Lum
  • Patent number: 9811164
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and devices for radar-based gesture sensing and data transmission. The techniques enable, through a radar system, seamless and intuitive control of, and data transmission between, computing devices. This radar system can both transmit data and sense gestures, thereby performing with a single system, control of many devices and data transmission with those devices. Not only can this provide control of many devices, from refrigerators to laptops, this radar system also allows high-bandwidth data transmission between devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Ivan Poupyrev
  • Patent number: 9781683
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining transmit power limits for multiple transmitter devices is provided. The method begins when a two-dimensional area scan and a localized three-dimensional volume scan are performed for each transmitter and antenna. These two-dimensional area scans are converted to a three-dimensional full volume data using analytical estimations to determine the peak averaged SAR value, and subsequently determining the error associated with the analytical estimation. The error associated with the analytical estimation is determined by comparison with the measured value. The combined peak averaged SAR may then be determined for simultaneous transmissions of multiple transmitters with varying transmit powers by combining the scaled and analytically determined three-dimensional full volume data for each transmitter. The value is then further scaled by the worst-case conversion error for all active transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jagadish Nadakuduti, Lin Lu, Paul Guckian
  • Patent number: 9684065
    Abstract: A method for detecting structures (41, 42) such as edges and material transitions on and/or in an object (40) under investigation has an antenna arrangement which transmits microwave signals and registers the signals reflected from the object (40) under investigation in magnitude and phase. A three-dimensional image of the object (40) under investigation is reconstructed at sampling points of the object under investigation from the latter. It operates with the method steps: determination of a spatial position of a structure (41, 42) from the magnitude of the reflected signal, determination of the sign of the reflection coefficient of the reflected signal at the spatial position of the structure (41, 42), and identification of structures (41, 42) on the basis of the spatial arrangement of the sign of the reflection coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Sherif Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9638826
    Abstract: This invention relates to devices and processes for geophysical prospecting, subsurface fluid monitoring and, more particular, to the use of interferometric techniques using Control Source Electromagnetic (“CSEM”) and Magnetoturelic (“MT”) signals to create images of sub-surface structures and fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Deep Imaging Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: James Sokolowsky, Robert Payton, Trevor Pugh, Alexander Kalish, Mark Hickey
  • Patent number: 9618611
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a radar device for detecting objects that intersect an area, the device including a mount attachment; a radar sensor; an output interface; a memory storing one or more environment parameters; a processor in communication with the radar sensor, the output interface, and the memory, the processor being configured to: receive, from the radar sensor, signal information; retrieve, from the memory, environment parameters; calculate, based on the signal information, the distance relative to the sensor of one or more objects; calculate an area based on at least one of the environment parameters; and determine that at least one of the one or more objects intersect the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Sainath Karlapalem