Image Based Patents (Class 345/634)
  • Patent number: 11003963
    Abstract: A monitoring system assesses the position of at least one target within an area. The monitoring system comprises a processing unit adapted to receive, from a camera, at least a frame depicting a scene of the area. The frames generated by the camera have a first resolution. The processing unit comprises: a database module storing, for each at least one target, a corresponding reference image, each reference image having a second resolution lower than the first resolution; a segmentation module configured to segment a received frame into frame segments, each frame segment having a resolution corresponding to the second resolution; a search module configured to implement a visual search procedure between each frame segment and a reference image comprising a depiction of the at least one target; and a position and translation module for calculating the position of the at least one target within the received frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gianluca Francini, Fabrizio Moggio, Nicola Reale, Andrea Varesio, Marco Vecchietti
  • Patent number: 10997467
    Abstract: Weaknesses may be exposed in image object detectors. An image object is overlaid onto a background image at each of a plurality of locations, the background image including a scene in which the image objects can be present. A detector model is used to attempt detection of the image object as overlaid onto the background image, the detector model being trained to identify the image object in background images, the detection resulting in background scene detection scores indicative of likelihood of the image object being detected at each of the plurality of locations. A detectability map is displayed overlaid on the background image, the detectability map including, for each of the plurality of locations, a bounding box of the image object illustrated according to the respective detection score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bilal Alsallakh, Nanxiang Li, Lincan Zou, Axel Wendt, Liu Ren
  • Patent number: 10991107
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system for aligning at least one part of a second digital image with at least one part of a first digital image comprising: dividing the at least one part of the first digital image into a plurality of tiles t_fi; dividing the at least one part of the second digital image into a plurality of tiles t_si; creating a plurality of correlation images fci; determining the position of a global maximum correlation value p_?? for each of the plurality of correlation images fci_??; calculating a plurality of first offset vectors fov, the offset vector fov_?? representing the offset between the tile t_si?? and the corresponding tile t_fi??; and aligning the at least one part of the second digital image with the at least one part of the first digital image by applying the corresponding first offset vectors fov.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: QIAGEN GmbH
    Inventors: Guido Schuster, Thorsten Zerfass, Thomas Unterer, Jan Hauth, Maiko Lohel
  • Patent number: 10987073
    Abstract: A medical imaging system includes a gantry, a display device, and a control circuit. The gantry includes detector arms circumferentially spaced apart along a perimeter of a bore and radially movable towards and away from a subject. The control circuit generates a subject shape outline of the subject within the bore based on obtained contour image data of the subject. The control circuit determines designated scan positions of the detector arms based on the subject shape outline. The control circuit displays the subject shape outline on the display device within a gantry visualization that is a graphical representation of the gantry showing the bore. The control circuit displays a set of graphical detector arms on the display screen within the gantry visualization. The graphical detector arms are displayed at the designated scan positions relative to the gantry of the gantry visualization to show a subject-gantry geometric relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Talia Alon Cohen, Ken Efrati
  • Patent number: 10990167
    Abstract: A display apparatus including display or projector, means for tracking position and orientation of user's head, and processor coupled to display or projector and said means. The processor or external processor communicably coupled to processor is configured to obtain head-tracking data indicative of position and orientation; process head-tracking data to determine current position and orientation of user's head and velocity and/or acceleration with which position and orientation is changing; predict first and second position and orientation of user's head at time t1 and t2, respectively; determine first and second projection matrices to be applied to three-dimensional image data of given frame, respectively; and apply first and second projection matrices to said image data to generate first image frame and second image frame, respectively. Processor is configured to render first and second image frame at time t1 and t2, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Varjo Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Ari Antti Peuhkurinen
  • Patent number: 10977462
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media to detect matrixed codes. A matrixed code may comprise a plurality of colors, an infrared layer, and an ultraviolet layer. The matrixed code may be a fiducial marker for conveying spatial information. The spatial information may stem at least in part from the ultraviolet layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10977535
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media to detect matrix barcodes. The matrix barcode may comprise a plurality of colors, an infrared layer, and an ultraviolet layer. The matrix barcode may be a fiducial marker for conveying spatial information. The spatial information may stem at least in part from the infrared layer and the ultraviolet layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10977536
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media to detect matrixed codes. A matrixed code may comprise a plurality of colors, an infrared layer, and an ultraviolet layer. The matrixed code may be a fiducial marker for conveying spatial information. The spatial information may stem at least in part from the infrared layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10970905
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying an entity within an image that includes one or more missing portions; determining a three-dimensional (3D) model for the entity; and filling in the one or more missing portions of the entity within the image, utilizing the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Carmine Dimascio, Florian Pinel
  • Patent number: 10970906
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes identifying an entity within a selected plurality of video frames that includes one or more missing portions; determining a three-dimensional (3D) model for the entity; and filling in the one or more missing portions of the entity within the selected plurality of video frames, utilizing the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Carmine Dimascio, Florian Pinel
  • Patent number: 10950032
    Abstract: Pixels in a visual representation of an object that includes one or more perspective view images may be mapped to a standard view of the object. Based on the mapping, a portion of the object captured in the visual representation of the object may be identified. A user interface on a display device may indicate the identified object portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Abhishek Kar, Matteo Munaro, Aidas Liaudanskas, Matthias Reso, Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 10943493
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated unmanned aerial vehicle recognition. A multiplicity of receivers captures RF data and transmits the RF data to at least one node device. The at least one node device comprises a signal processing engine, a detection engine, a classification engine, and a direction finding engine. The at least one node device is configured with an artificial intelligence algorithm. The detection engine and classification engine are trained to detect and classify signals from unmanned vehicles and their controllers based on processed data from the signal processing engine. The direction finding engine is operable to provide lines of bearing for detected unmanned vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: DIGITAL GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: David William Kleinbeck
  • Patent number: 10911661
    Abstract: A mobile terminal in which an imaging unit is provided on a front surface side and a display unit and a sensor are provided on a back surface side includes a signal processing unit which, from a signal output by the imaging unit, generates information to be displayed by the display unit, and a control unit into which a signal from the sensor is input and which controls the signal processing unit. A display state of the display unit based on the control performed by the control unit includes a first display state for display in a first display region if no detection signal is being input from the sensor, and a second display state for display in a second display region if a detection signal is being input from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10877629
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems allowing a company to market and advertise its brands, products and/or services in a mobile platform by use of an application converting a user input into a corresponding branded icon, logo or image and displaying the same. The user input is in the form of a text entry containing a pre-defined term corresponding to one or more branded images, icons or logos. By allowing a user to select one of the displayed branded images or logos, the application is able to trigger a number of third party applications associated with the selected branded image, icon or logo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Tung Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Tung, Isaac Cheah, Brandon Foster
  • Patent number: 10880252
    Abstract: A system for aggregating media is provided which includes a server equipped with a processor and memory and having an event database associated with it which contains a plurality of events, wherein each of the plurality of events has a temporal window and geofence associated with it; and a plurality of users, each having associated therewith a mobile technology platform equipped with a display and a memory which communicates with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PicPocket Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfram K. Gauglitz, Joshua M. LeBeau, Paul A. McDonald, Shanmugapriyan Devaraj
  • Patent number: 10867587
    Abstract: In an apparatus that synthesizes a plurality of frames, a deviation of display contents is not generated and reduction in a frame rate is suppressed. A first frame generation section generates a first frame whenever a period of a predetermined synchronizing signal has elapsed. A second frame generation section in turn generates a predetermined number of second frames. A synthesis section synthesizes, in a case in which a present frame that is the predetermined second frame is generated by specific timing, the present frame and the first frame and synthesizes, in a case in which the present frame is not generated by the specific timing, as a past frame, the second frame prior to the present frame with the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norie Shibata, Toshiaki Shino
  • Patent number: 10868958
    Abstract: A method is provided for constructing a composite image. The method comprises illuminating an object with light of a particular spectral band, capturing a digital image of the illuminated object using a monochromatic image sensor of an imaging device to obtain a monochrome image, repeating the steps of illuminating and capturing to obtain a plurality of monochrome images of the object illuminated by light of a plurality of different spectral bands, processing the plurality of monochrome images to generate image data for one or more output channels, and generating a color composite image from the image data. The color composite image comprises the one or more output channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Good, Patrick Anthony Giordano
  • Patent number: 10860463
    Abstract: An operation verifying apparatus of a first embodiment acquires a log indicating the content of a sequence of operations performed on a predetermined device, identifies corresponding functions from the log, and automatically generates a program based on the identified functions. Input data, which is to serve as an argument of each of these functions, is set. Execution sets as well as test scenarios are each structured by combining a program and input data. Then each execution set is continuously executed. As a result, an operation test using a test program is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Yasuda, Shunichi Matsumoto, Takaya Higashino, Eiji Nabika, Hayato Takabatake, Takuma Ishibashi, Takuharu Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 10861138
    Abstract: An image processing device is configured to: acquire a first image photographed from a first position; acquire a second image photographed from a second position; identify an edit target area where a first shadow or a first shielding object is shown in the first image; decrease a resolution of the second image so as to match with a photographed object shown in the first image, and identifying a photographed part area where a second shadowed part or a second shielded part is shown in a low-resolution second image; identify a similar area in at least one of the first image and the second image, the similar area being similar to the photographed part area; and edit the edit target area in the first image, based on the similar area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Naoki Chiba, Xingji Zeng
  • Patent number: 10853626
    Abstract: A server including a processor to receive an electronic photo having at least one face from a user and compare the electronic photo with a template having a design element, and a computer implemented algorithm. The processor compares the electronic photo to the template and determines if the face is overlapped by the design element or if the face is cropped out of the photo slot. The processor presents the template combined with the electronic photo to the user only if the design element of the template does not overlap the face in the electronic photo. Multiple templates are compared to the electronic photo, and the templates are displayed based on a priority using criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PlanetArt, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Malkemus, Thomas Dylan Squires, Roger Bloxberg, Todd Helfstein
  • Patent number: 10832822
    Abstract: A system for locating therapeutic remedies. The system includes a computing device that includes a k-means clustering module. The k-means clustering module is configured to receive at least a therapeutic constitutional inquiry, locate a user vibrancy record containing a plurality of user vibrancy datums, select at least a user vibrancy datum as a function of the at least a therapeutic constitutional inquiry, receive a clustering dataset that includes a plurality of unclassified cluster data entries, generate a k-means clustering algorithm using the clustering dataset, calculate a degree of similarity index value and select a classified data entry cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth Neumann
  • Patent number: 10810700
    Abstract: A method of adjusting texture coordinates based on control regions in a panoramic image is disclosed. The method comprises determining warping coefficients of a plurality of control regions in a panoramic image; retrieving two selected warping coefficients out of the warping coefficients for each of a plurality of camera images with respect to each vertex from a first vertex list according to two coefficient indices for each camera image in its data structure; calculating an interpolated warping coefficient for each camera image with respect to each vertex according to the two selected warping coefficients and a coefficient blending weight for each camera image in its data structure; and, calculating modified texture coordinates in each camera image for each vertex according to the interpolated warping coefficient and original texture coordinates for each camera image in its data structure to form a second vertex list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ASPEED TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Chung-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 10796309
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a biometric input sensor is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Pablo F. Caro, George R. Dicker, Anton K. Diederich
  • Patent number: 10772591
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and related computer program products for processing and displaying computer-aided detection (CAD) information associated with medical breast x-ray images, such as breast x-ray tomosynthesis volumes, are described. An interactive graphical user interface for displaying a tomosynthesis data volume is described that includes a display of a two-dimensional composited image having slabbed sub-images spatially localized to marked CAD findings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Kreeger, Julian Marshall, Georgia K. Hitzke, Haili Chui
  • Patent number: 10764485
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a touch detection unit configured to detect a touch performed on a display unit, a specifying unit configured to specify a target of specification in a predetermined region of the display unit according to a touched position, and a display control unit configured to control an object identification mark to be displayed in the predetermined region so as to indicate a first axis and a second axis that makes the target specified by the specifying unit based on the touched position of the touch become an intersection point with the first axis in response to the touch performed in the predetermined region, and control the object identification mark to be hidden when the touch is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuko Izaki, Daiyu Ueno
  • Patent number: 10762713
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an augmented reality experience without a physical marker. At least two frames from a video stream are collected and one of the frames is designated as a first frame. The graphical processor of a device prepares two collected frames for analysis and features from the two collected frames are selected for comparison. The central processor of the device isolates points on a same plane as a tracked point in the first frame and calculates a position of a virtual object in a second frame in 2D. The next frame from the video stream is collected and the process is repeated until the user navigates away from the URL, webpage or when the camera is turned off. The central processor renders the virtual object on a display of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHOPPAR INC.
    Inventor: Sina Viseh
  • Patent number: 10743783
    Abstract: A pulse wave analysis apparatus including a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to execute a process, the process including extracting, from each of a plurality of captured images of a subject, a plurality of image areas corresponding to each of a plurality of parts of the subject respectively, generating pieces of waveform data corresponding to the plurality of parts based on an image analysis for the plurality of image areas, each of the pieces of waveform data indicating a pulse wave of the subject, calculating a first matching degree between the pieces of waveform data, and determining whether a noise is included in the pieces of waveform data based on the first matching degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya Mori, Daisuke Uchida, Kazuho Maeda, Akihiro Inomata
  • Patent number: 10740905
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for dynamically maximizing the contrast between the foreground and background in images and/or image sequences, comprising at least one image capturing device (C1, C2), at least one analysis module (A1, A2) which is connected to the image capturing device (C1, C2) and which is designed to determine a transformation between a two-dimensional coordinate system of the image capturing device (C1, C2) and a two-dimensional coordinate system of a display device (L) and carry out a segmentation in order to determine at least the occlusion of background objects by means of foreground objects in an image; at least one control module (K) which is connected to the analysis module (A1, A2); and at least one display device (L) which is designed to display display information, in particular video clips, wherein the image capturing device (C1, C2) is designed to capture the display information displayed on the display device (L), the analysis module (A1, A2) is additionally designed to asce
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: uniqFEED AG
    Inventor: Ralf Dragon
  • Patent number: 10735708
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for transforming data provided in a spherical format. A spherical format is created of an image obtained by a camera, the spherical format comprising a notional sphere that has a centre corresponding to the position from which the image was obtained by the camera. A first surface represented in the image had a first orientation and was at a first distance from the camera when the image was obtained. A selected point in said spherical format is obtained, which is defined by spherical coordinates consisting of a yaw angle and a pitch angle defining a line from the centre of the sphere. A plane is identified that has the first orientation and is at the first distance from the centre. A location in a Cartesian coordinate system is calculated where the plane intersects with the line, wherein two of the axes of the Cartesian coordinate system are parallel to the first plane. Thereby, the position of the point on the first surface is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: EYESPY360 LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Vassilev Sedeffow
  • Patent number: 10728510
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a computer program product for background image replacement in image data. The method includes receiving, from at least one image sensor of a device, frame data. The device generates a first depth map based on the received frame data. The device generates first foreground image data and first background image data, based on the first frame data and the first depth map. The method further includes determining a least used color in the first foreground image data. The least used color is identified as a first background color. The method also includes generating modified frame data by replacing the first background image data with the first background color and storing the modified frame data to a memory of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Yinhu Chen, Daniel Bloom, Susan Yanqing Xu, Weihua Sun
  • Patent number: 10712566
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for acquiring a respective position of a robot arm and a facility, and three-dimensional shape information according to a controller, and for acquiring a position of a worker and eye-gaze direction information acquired through a sensor unit. Furthermore, the controller is provided for calculating a display form of the facility coming into a view of the worker through a display unit of smart glasses on the basis of the aforementioned information. When information of the display form and operation information of the facility are acquired, a portion of the facility coming into the worker is set as a display prohibition region on the display unit and the operation information is displayed in a region excluding the display prohibition region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hirota Touma, Yoshihiro Miyakoshi
  • Patent number: 10708486
    Abstract: An original depth-map of a depth-natural image can be generated. The depth-natural image can include image pixels. The original depth-map can include original depths mapping to one or more of the image pixels. An edge in the depth-natural image can be detected. A supplementary depth can be interpolated based on the original depths and the detected edge. The depth-natural image can be blurred based on the interpolated supplementary depth to generate a depth-artificial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jisoo Lee, Kyuseo Han
  • Patent number: 10684757
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a display control unit, including a processor, configured to control a display to display a plurality of objects and receive a selection of one of the plurality of objects by a user as a selected object. The display control unit is configured to control the display to move the selected object when a move command is received from the user. The display control unit is configured to control the display to group additionally selected objects with the selected object when additional objects are selected by the user and a group command is received from the user. The display control unit is configured to control the display to independently move the additionally selected objects with respect to the selected object until the additionally selected objects are grouped with the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Reiko Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10684480
    Abstract: An information display system includes a wearable display, a monitoring target information acquiring unit, a display area setting unit, and a display control unit. The wearable display is worn by a user and displays information within a field of view of the user. The monitoring target information acquiring unit acquires monitoring target information that is information related to a monitoring target. The display area setting unit sets a display area for displaying the monitoring target information within the field of view of the user. The display control unit displays the monitoring target information within the display area without scrolling when an amount of information of the monitoring target information fits within the display area, and displays the monitoring target within the display area with scrolling when the amount of information of the monitoring target information does not fit within the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Ryota Shibasaki
  • Patent number: 10665031
    Abstract: A method includes determining a specific or basic vehicle, retrieving a base image or modified base image corresponding to the specific or basic vehicle, and selecting an accessory. The method also includes retrieving an accessory image corresponding to the accessory and animating the accessory image onto the base image or modified base image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: THE REYNOLDS AND REYNOLDS COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Brockman, Sidney Haider
  • Patent number: 10656773
    Abstract: In an electronic shopping mall system (1), a receiving unit (1302) receives a content containing a higher-precedence material sent by a sending unit (1301). A display controller (1303) displays the content received by the receiving unit (1302) on a screen. The display controller (1303) displays, in response to an occurrence of an event, a pop-up on the screen in a manner superimposed on the content. In addition, when the higher-precedence material displayed on the screen is hidden by the pop-up, the display controller (1303) disposes an alternative material within the pop-up, and displays the alternative material on the screen. An executing unit (1305) executes a process associated with the higher-precedence material or the alternative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Rei Kashima
  • Patent number: 10643442
    Abstract: A method implemented in a video monitoring system comprising a video camera, a server one or more portable electronic device such as a smartphone or tablet, the method comprising: a—capturing images and determine content change, b—calculate an activity level, with a content change index and a noise index, c—calculate an image storing rate, d—store, at storing rate, time-stamped images, e—transmit time-stamped images to the server, f—build, at the server, a video sequence forming a summary of a predefined past period of time, to be displayed, upon user demand, on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Edouard Wautier, Cedric Hutchings, Leo Germond, Amaury Dumoulin, Yoni Soleiman
  • Patent number: 10628698
    Abstract: There is provided a method comprising receiving at least three images, wherein the images form a number of partially overlapping image pairs, wherein the number of partially overlapping image pairs is at least a number of the received images; forming one or more candidate transformations between the images of the image pairs; constructing a multigraph comprising nodes representing nodal transformations from a composite image to the images of the at least three images, and edges between the nodes, the edges representing the one or more candidate transformations; solving edge weights and the nodal transformations using an optimization problem, wherein the edge weights indicate plausibility of the one or more candidate transformations; and applying the solved nodal transformations in forming the composite image of the at least three images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Grundium Oy
    Inventor: Matti Pellikka
  • Patent number: 10565755
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of displaying images implemented by a data processing module able to be connected to a display system comprising at least two display zones (ZA1, ZA2), said method of displaying images comprising the following steps: —displaying of a first image (11) in a first display zone (ZA1) of said display system, —displaying of at least one second image (12) obtained by applying to the first image (11) at least one image processing algorithm, each second image (12) being displayed in a second zone (ZA2) of said display system, —as long as one of said second zones (ZA2) displaying one of said second images (12) is hovered over by a pointer, displaying, in all or part of the first display zone (ZA1), of at least one part of said first image to which is applied the at least one processing algorithm making it possible to obtain said second hovered-over image (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
    Inventors: Cedric Thuillier, Laurent Kazdaghli, Sebastien Bronsart
  • Patent number: 10540767
    Abstract: A dynamic analysis system includes a hardware processor and an output device. The hardware processor obtains a cycle of temporal change in a feature amount relevant to a function to be diagnosed from each of dynamic images obtained by imaging of a dynamic state of a living body with radiation. The hardware processor further adjusts the obtained cycle, thereby generating a plurality of cycle-adjusted data having cycles of the temporal change in the feature amount being equal to one another. The hardware processor further generates difference information at each phase in the plurality of cycle-adjusted data. The output device outputs the difference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Noritsugu Matsutani
  • Patent number: 10532814
    Abstract: An apparatus such as a head-mounted display (HMD) may have a camera for capturing a visual scene for presentation via the HMD. A user of the apparatus may specify a pre-planned travel route for a vehicle within the visual scene via an augmented reality (AR) experience generated by the HMD. The pre-planned travel route may be overlaid on the visual scene in the AR experience so that the user can account for real-time environmental conditions determined through the AR experience. The pre-planned travel route may be transferred to the vehicle and used as autonomous travel instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Chapman, Joseph Popp, Calis Agyemang, Mehul Patel
  • Patent number: 10528991
    Abstract: In a system for presenting augmented reality views of product instructions a method may include receiving a request from a client device, the request including image data. The method may further includes identifying an object in the image data and generating an augmented reality view of the identified object. The method may further include transmitting the augmented reality view to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bagath Pugazhendhi, Steve Yankovich
  • Patent number: 10529241
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated unmanned aerial vehicle recognition. A multiplicity of receivers captures RF data and transmits the RF data to at least one node device. The at least one node device comprises a signal processing engine, a detection engine, a classification engine, and a direction finding engine. The at least one node device is configured with an artificial intelligence algorithm. The detection engine and classification engine are trained to detect and classify signals from unmanned vehicles and their controllers based on processed data from the signal processing engine. The direction finding engine is operable to provide lines of bearing for detected unmanned vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: DIGITAL GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: David William Kleinbeck
  • Patent number: 10520739
    Abstract: A panel mask(s) rendered on a display panel(s) of a head-mounted display (HMD) may be dynamically adjusted (increased and decreased) in size in order to hide unwanted visual artifacts from view, as needed. For example, if frames are being rendered on the display panel of the HMD using re-projection, a size value associated with at least a portion of the panel mask can be adjusted based on rotation of the HMD to increase or decrease a size of at least the portion of the panel mask from a current size to an adjusted size, and the panel mask can be rendered with at least the portion of the panel mask rendered at the adjusted size to hide the unwanted visual artifacts. The size of the portion of the panel mask can subsequently decrease, over a period of time, if re-projection ceases and/or if head rotation ceases or slows down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventor: Alex Vlachos
  • Patent number: 10507383
    Abstract: An information processing method and apparatus, an electronic device, and a storage medium are provided. The method includes: a touch area is provided on a graphical user interface, and a virtual character is configured to move in a game scene according to a first touch operation in the touch area; when a second touch operation of which a starting touch point is in the at least one signal icon is detected, a position of a current touch point of the second touch operation is detected in real time; when the position of the current touch point satisfies a preset condition, a mini-map is provided on the graphical user interface; and when the end of the second touch operation is detected, and a position of an ending touch point of the second touch operation is in the mini-map, a prompt signal corresponding to at least one signal icon is sent, the prompt signal including position indication information of the game scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NETEASE (HANGZHOU) NETWORK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhaoda He
  • Patent number: 10500484
    Abstract: An information processing method and apparatus, a storage medium, and an electronic device are provided. The method includes that: a motion control is provided in a graphical user interface, a first touch operation acting on the motion control is detected, and a virtual character is controlled to move in a game scene according to a movement of a touch point of the first touch operation; an orientation control area is provided, a second touch operation acting on the orientation control area is detected, and an orientation of the virtual character in the game scene is adjusted according to a movement of a touch point of the second touch operation; and a perspective control is provided, a third touch operation acting on the perspective control is detected, and a presentation perspective of the game scene is adjusted according to the third touch operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NETEASE (HANGZHOU) NETWORK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xuemei Li
  • Patent number: 10500504
    Abstract: A shooting game control method and apparatus is provided. The method includes: a virtual joystick control is provided on a graphical user interface, and a virtual character is configured to move in a game scene; a presentation view of the game scene is configured to be changed according to a screen sliding operation detected in a first touch area, and the virtual character is configured to shoot a position pointed by a crosshair displayed under a current presentation view according to a click operation detected in a second touch area; and when the screen sliding operation in the first touch area and the click operation in the second touch area are detected at the same time, triggering the virtual character to shoot the position pointed by the crosshair displayed under the current presentation view during a process of changing the presentation view according to the screen sliding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NETEASE (HANGZHOU) NETWORK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teng Shao
  • Patent number: 10500483
    Abstract: An information processing method and apparatus, a storage medium, and an electronic device are provided. The method includes: a touch area is provided on a graphical user interface, and a virtual character is configured to move in a game scene according to a touch operation received in the touch area; when a signal triggering operation acting on at least one signal icon is detected, a position selection assisting area is provided on the graphical user interface, and a touch sliding operation is detected acting on the position selection assisting area; when the touch sliding operation is detected, a position indicator is provided in a mini-map, and the position of the position indicator is updated in the mini-map according to the touch sliding operation; and when the end of the touch sliding operation is detected, a prompt signal corresponding to the at least one signal icon is sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NETEASE (HANGZHOU) NETWORK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhaoda He
  • Patent number: 10490168
    Abstract: Providing an image combination device and/or a display system comprising the same. The image combination device including an SGL control unit separating a plurality of layers into a first group layer and a second group layer not overlapping the first group layer, and a multi-layer blender combining the first group layer to produce a first composite image in a first frame and combining the second group layer including updated layers with the first composite image of the first frame to produce a second composite image in a second frame subsequent to the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Han Lee, Min-Soo Kim, Jong-ho Roh, Sung-Hoo Choi
  • Patent number: 10482461
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Pablo F. Caro, George R. Dicker, Anton K. Diederich