Image Based Patents (Class 345/634)
  • Patent number: 11551490
    Abstract: Systems and methods to fit an image of an inventory part are described. In one aspect, a method includes receiving images of items over a computer network from a server, capturing a live video image of an object using a camera, playing the live video of the object on an electronic display, and continually refitting an image of a first item from the received images of items to the object as the object changes perspective in the video by applying an affine transformation to the image of the first item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Anurag Bhardwaj, Robinson Piramuthu, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 11531450
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a method to display a graphical user interface (GUI) of a graphics application, receive a selection of a first granular medium tool (GMT), receive a first input associated with the first GMT, the first input comprising one or more first input values characterizing placement of a first amount of a granular medium (GM) on a virtual drawing canvas, access one or more settings of the first GMT, determine, using the one or more first input values and the one or more settings, a first spatial distribution of the first amount of the GM on the virtual drawing canvas, and display, on the GUI, a first image corresponding to the first spatial distribution of the first amount of the GM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Corel Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Bolt
  • Patent number: 11500920
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to visual annotations on medical images. A system may include a processor configured to process input data and identify a relationship amongst received input data in a data set. The system may also include an aggregator coupled to the processor and configured to receive processed data from the processor and aggregate data within the data set while maintaining one or more data relationships within the data set. Further, the system may include an annotation service module coupled to the aggregator and configured to generate at least one annotation that is maintained across at least a portion of the data within the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: XIFIN, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Goede, Martin Jonathan Barrack
  • Patent number: 11487979
    Abstract: A matrix barcode on a surface may comprise a plurality of colors and an infrared layer. The matrix barcode may be a fiducial marker for conveying spatial information. The conveyed spatial information may stem at least in part from the infrared layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 11490004
    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: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11487960
    Abstract: A matrix bar code on a surface may comprise a plurality of colors and an ultraviolet layer. The matrix barcode may be a fiducial marker for conveying spatial information. The The conveyed spatial information may stem at least in part from the ultraviolet layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 11481933
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer readable medium that include accessing a frame buffer of a graphics processing unit (GPU), analyzing, in the frame buffer of the GPU, a first frame representing a first section of a stream of displayed data that is being displayed by the apparatus, the first frame including secondary digital content, analyzing, in the frame buffer of the GPU, a second frame, the second frame including the secondary digital content, determining a change in a position of the secondary digital content from the first frame to the second frame based on a comparison between the first frame and the second frame of the displayed data, and overlaying the secondary digital content in the second frame of the displayed data based on the determined change in the position of the secondary digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: MOBEUS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Dharmendra Etwaru, Michael R. Sutcliff
  • Patent number: 11451709
    Abstract: A processor performing postprocessing obtains an input image containing both bright and dark regions. The processor obtains a threshold between a first pixel value of the virtual production display and a second pixel value of the virtual production display. The processor modifies the region according to predetermined steps producing a pattern unlikely to occur within the input image, where the pattern corresponds to a difference between the original pixel value and the threshold. The processor can replace the region of the input image with the pattern to obtain a modified image. The virtual production display can present the modified image. A processor performing postprocessing detects the pattern within the modified image displayed on the virtual production display. The processor calculates the original pixel value of the region by reversing the predetermined steps. The processor replaces the pattern in the modified image with the original pixel value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Unity Technologies SF
    Inventors: Joseph W. Marks, Luca Fascione, Kimball D. Thurston, III, Millie Maier, Kenneth Gimpelson, Dejan Momcilovic, Keith F. Miller, Peter M. Hillman, Jonathan S. Swartz
  • Patent number: 11438563
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores a projection adjustment program which, when executed by a processor, causes a computer to execute a process relating to adjustment of projection operations of projection devices configured to perform position measurement and projection on a target object in a projection system including the projection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuji Fuchikami, Ken Mashitani
  • Patent number: 11429826
    Abstract: A matrix barcode on a surface 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: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 11423511
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image composition method, an image composition device, and a recording medium that enable rapid and easy designation of correspondence points and image composition based on the designated correspondence points. In an image composition method according to an aspect of the invention, in a case where all of a plurality of images are unable to be composed into one image, a plurality of images are divided into composable image groups, whereby correspondence points may be designated for one image group and another image group (that is, image groups not subjected to automatic composition) without need of designating correspondence points for all images. A plurality of images are displayed on a display device by composable image group, whereby it is possible to allow ascertainment of image groups for which correspondence points are designated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Yonaha
  • Patent number: 11423270
    Abstract: A printed matter processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires image data of an environment in which a printed matter is set, a display unit, and a processor configured to, by executing a program, input the image data acquired by the acquisition unit, display how the printed matter is seen in a case where the printed matter is set in the environment on the display unit, by a composited image in which the printed matter is composited in the image data in accordance with a printing condition of the printed matter, and decide the printing condition of the printed matter by changing and displaying the printing condition of the printed matter in accordance with a user operation, and output the printing condition of the printed matter without outputting the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Maiko Kabu, Hideki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 11423054
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a feature quantity obtaining unit which obtains a feature quantity of an object to be extracted, which is extracted from a retrieval target, and specific information to be specified an appearing location of it; a feature quantity holding unit which, when storing the feature quantity in a feature quantity table, adds new identification information to the feature quantity and holds the feature quantity in the feature quantity table when a similar feature quantity in which a similarity with the feature quantity is no less than a threshold is not included in the feature quantity table, and outputs identification information of the similar feature quantity as identification information of the feature quantity when the similar feature quantity is included in the feature quantity table; and a retrieval table holding unit which holds the specific information associated with the added identification information or the outputted identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya Araki
  • Patent number: 11412199
    Abstract: Present Invention provides a method of virtual reality image transition configured to implement frame synchronization by controlling transit time among image segmentation expressing virtual reality comprises, (a) determining a key frame distance (KFD) of image segmentation expressing a part of original image for implementing virtual reality, (b) implementing frame synchronization between image segmentation before and after transition by executing a transition of image segmentation only in a key frame among frames composing image segmentation, when reproduced image segmentation is transited as the user's gaze changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ALPHACIRCLE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ta Sik Chung, Dong Woo Cha
  • Patent number: 11353293
    Abstract: A camouflage object including a body having an area and a camouflage pattern placed in the area. The camouflage pattern is formed by at least two first bands extending in the same first running direction across the area and having a first length, where the at least two first bands include a first perceptible characteristic and at least one second band extending in a second running direction across the area and having a second length, where the at least one second band includes a second perceptible characteristic. The at least one second band at least partially overlaps the at least two first bands. A plurality of zones is formed by the intersection of the at least two first bands and the at least one second band and have a pattern formed by the combination of the first perceptible characteristic and the second perceptible characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Florian Lenz
  • Patent number: 11335039
    Abstract: Compositing is provided in which visual elements from different sources, including live action objects and computer graphic (CG) merged in a constant feed. Representative output images are produced during a live action shoot. The compositing system uses supplementary data, such as depth data of the live action objects for integration with CG items and light marker detection data for device calibration and performance capture. Varying capture times (e.g., exposure times) and processing times are tracked to align with corresponding incoming images and data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Unity Technologies SF
    Inventors: Dejan Momcilovic, Erik B. Edlund, Tobias B. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11321427
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating digital media tasks, authorizing digital media associated with the digital media tasks, and evaluating the digital media is provided. In an embodiment, a server computer creates a digital media task and sends it to one or more mobile computing devices. When the server receives digital media from a mobile computing device, the server computer determines whether it is authorized to provide other computing devices with access to the digital media. Determining whether the server computer is authorized to provide other computing devices with access to the digital media may comprise determining whether the server computer has current waivers for the digital media or whether supervisory computing device has provided authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LINX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew O'Neall, Donald O'Neall
  • Patent number: 11323611
    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: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11301955
    Abstract: Provided are a synthesis processing configured to that synthesize a first image acquired by a first imaging unit and a second image acquired by a second imaging unit of which an imaging range overlaps a part of an imaging range of the first imaging unit and generates a wide-angle image and an extraction unit configured to extract a region of interest within an imaging range in which the first imaging unit and the second imaging unit perform overlapping imaging on the basis of at least one of a third image, acquired by a third imaging unit, which includes at least a part of the imaging range in which the first imaging unit and the second imaging unit perform overlapping imaging in an imaging range thereof and a state of the third imaging unit when the third image is captured. The synthesis processing unit adjusts an amount of positional shift between the first image and the second image in the region of interest, and generates the wide-angle image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Aihiko Numata
  • Patent number: 11290572
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates shared virtual reality space. During operation, the system receives a first message associated with a first virtual reality object, wherein the first message includes a first address for the first virtual reality object and indicates a first action to be performed on the first virtual reality object. The system performs the first action on the first virtual reality object. The system determines a second address for a second virtual reality object that is remotely maintained and corresponds to the first virtual reality object. The system constructs a second message, which includes the second address and indicates the first action, thereby allowing the first action to be performed on the second virtual reality object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Constructive Labs
    Inventor: Michael Roberts
  • Patent number: 11284107
    Abstract: An optical flow reference frame is generated that can be used for inter prediction of blocks of a current frame in a video sequence. A first (e.g., forward) reference frame and a second (e.g., backward reference frame) are used in an optical flow estimation that produces a respective motion field for pixels of the current frame. The motion fields are used to warp the reference frames to the current frame. The warped reference frames are blended to forms the optical flow reference frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Yaowu Xu, Bohan Li, Jingning Han
  • Patent number: 11250633
    Abstract: A trajectory generation management unit determines a target foreground object based on a user's input operation for selecting a target foreground object. The trajectory generation management unit determines a time range to generate a trajectory image based on the user operation. A trajectory calculating unit calculates a trajectory of the target foreground object in the determined time range. A virtual viewpoint determining unit determines virtual viewpoint information based on the trajectory. An image generating unit determines plot times in the time range based on a user's plotting operation. The image generating unit generates a trajectory image based on the determined plot times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuri Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 11196933
    Abstract: The image display apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention comprises: an image input device which inputs an image signal; a particular target detection device which detects a particular target included in the image signal based on a particular target evaluation value indicating the feature of the particular target; a frame display information generation device which generates frame display information indicating a frame surrounding the detected particular target and which causes the frame to change continuously or by stages according to the particular target evaluation value; and a display device which displays the frame based on the generated frame display information. That is, by causing the frame to change continuously or by stages according to the evaluation value of a particular target, it is possible to avoid sudden change in the frame display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corportation
    Inventors: Takeshi Misawa, Masahiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11184603
    Abstract: An example camera and a method for extracting depth information by the camera having a first lens and a second lens are provided. The method includes photographing, by the first lens, a first image; photographing, by the second lens, a second image of a same scene; down-sampling the first image to a resolution of the second image if the first image is an image having a higher resolution than a resolution of the second image; correcting the down-sampled first image to match the down-sampled first image to the second image; and extracting the depth information from the corrected down-sampled first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Kyung Lee, Tae-Kyung Kim, Taek-Seong Jeong
  • Patent number: 11184597
    Abstract: A motion detection section 30 detects the posture of an HMD worn on the head of a user. A status determination section 32 determines a user's gaze direction and a binocular inclination angle in accordance with the detected posture of the HMD. The binocular inclination angle is the angle between a horizontal plane and a line connecting the left and right eyes of the user. An image identification section 34 determines two images for use in the generation of left- and right-eye parallax images from a plurality of viewpoint images stored in an image storage device 16 in accordance with the user's gaze direction and the binocular inclination angle. An image generation section 36 generates left- and right-eye parallax images from the two identified images. An image supply section 38 supplies the generated parallax images to the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Ishii, Koichi Shiono
  • Patent number: 11176671
    Abstract: From a plurality of medical images in time phases, a target site is extracted from at least one medical image, a reference point is set on each of a target-site side, and a periphery side of the target site which are on across from each other over an outline of the extracted target site, and movement information for the reference points is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Sakamoto, Koji Sakai, Gakuto Aoyama, Kiyohide Satoh
  • Patent number: 11176716
    Abstract: Compositing is provided in which visual elements from different sources, including live action objects and computer graphic (CG) merged in a constant feed. Representative output images are produced during a live action shoot. The compositing system uses supplementary data, such as depth data of the live action objects for integration with CG items and light marker detection data for device calibration and performance capture. Varying capture times (e.g., exposure times) and processing times are tracked to align with corresponding incoming images and data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: WETA DIGITAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Dejan Momcilovic, Erik B. Edlund, Tobias B. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11176311
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include converting text from a first image file into a first machine-encodable text, wherein the image file includes a first section of text that is offset from a second section of text. Analyzing the first image file to detect a position of the first section of text. Embedding a first section of the first machine encodable-text with metadata describing the position of the first section of text. Reformatting the first section of the first machine encodable-text to conform to the position of the first section of text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mario J. Lorenzo, Scott Carrier, Paul Lewis Felt, Brendan Bull
  • Patent number: 11138369
    Abstract: An experiment information management system includes a first experiment apparatus configured to generate first experiment result information and first log data; a recording apparatus configured to record the first experiment result information and the first log data generated in the first experiment apparatus; and an experiment note generation apparatus configured to generate an experiment note being a record of an experiment, according to at least the first experiment result information and the first log data recorded in the recording apparats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuto Yamane, Toshiyuki Hattori, Yoshihiro Ue, Ryoji Kitamura
  • Patent number: 11132543
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium, and system are disclosed for performing unconstrained appearance-based gaze estimation. The method includes the steps of identifying an image of an eye and a head orientation associated with the image of the eye, determining an orientation for the eye by analyzing, within a convolutional neural network (CNN), the image of the eye and the head orientation associated with the image of the eye, and returning the orientation of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rajeev Ranjan, Shalini De Mello, Jan Kautz
  • Patent number: 11113078
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for monitoring a video are provided. For example, the video may be rendered within a canvas overlaying a webpage within a web browser. The video may comprise an opaque portion (e.g., a bike) and a transparent portion (e.g., a transparent background such that the bike appears to be driving across the webpage as the video plays). User input associated with the canvas may be evaluated to determine whether the user input occurs over the opaque portion or the transparent portion. Responsive to the user input occurring over the opaque portion, the web browser may be transitioned from the webpage to a biking website linked to by the video. Responsive to the user input occurring over the transparent portion, the canvas may be closed to terminate the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Anthony Deguzman
  • Patent number: 11100677
    Abstract: The disclosure is an information processing device including: a memory; and at least one processor coupled to the memory and performing operations. The operations includes: generating, based on a target image including a target and a standard image not including the target, a target structure image indicating a shape feature of an object included in the target image and a standard structure image indicating a shape feature of an object included in the standard image, in each of a plurality of imaging conditions; calculating an individual difference being a difference between the target structure image and the standard structure image, and a composite difference based on the individual differences; calculating an individual smoothness being a smoothness of the target structure image, and a composite smoothness based on the individual smoothness; and generating a silhouette image of the target, based on the composite difference and the composite smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Shibata
  • Patent number: 11087532
    Abstract: A system receives digital images of a geographic location, associates each digital image with ground control points in a set of reference stereo images, and associates each digital image to each other digital image via image to image tiepoints. The system updates a geometry of each image via a bundle adjustment, and uses a prioritized stacking order to establish piecewise linear seam lines between each of the images. The system finally builds a prioritized map in a mosaic space specifying the source image pixels that are used in each region of the output mosaic, and forms the mosaic image using the prioritized map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jody D. Verret, Ali J. Arik, Richard W. Ely, Corey J. Collard, Jerry O. Moore, Robert M. Willer, Matthew A. Schaefer, Robert T. Pierce, Stephen J. Raif, Grant B. Boroughs, James G. Hayes, Kevin M. Grange, Robert V. Opalecky, Mark J. Graebner
  • Patent number: 11060823
    Abstract: A garment assembly such as a uniform, a military uniform and a military combat uniform is presented. The garment assembly includes a helmet or head cover being cut from a fabric having a first camouflage pattern with a first set of intermixed colored blotches thereon. The colors of the first set of intermixed colored blotches being selected from a first group of colors including an Olive 527 color, a Dark Green 528 color, a Tan 525 color, a Brown 529 color, a Bark Brown 561 color and a Dark Cream 559 color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Scotlund McIntosh, Lisa Bareiss Hepfinger, Cheryl Ann Stewardson, Anabela Dugas, James George Fairneny
  • Patent number: 11048463
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display system is a method for controlling a display system including a first terminal, a second terminal, and a display apparatus that displays an image on a screen, and the method includes transmitting first transmission data representing a first image from the first terminal to the display apparatus and transmitting second transmission data representing a second image from the second terminal to the display apparatus. In a case where the display apparatus displays the first image on the screen based on the first transmission data but does not display the second image on the screen based on the second transmission data, the display apparatus controls at least one of the first and second terminals in such a way that the first transmission data has a larger communication traffic volume than the second transmission data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuhiko Nobori
  • Patent number: 11042337
    Abstract: A CPU of a PC executes display control processing that displays, on a display, a print image superimposed on a photographic image of a fabric captured by a camera, specified area processing that specifies, as a specified area, a predetermined area of the photographic image, and overlap deleted print image formation processing that forms an overlap deleted print image obtained by deleting an overlapping section from the print image that overlaps the specified area. The CPU projects the overlap deleted print image onto an object to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chisato Inoue, Takeshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11037200
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing digital augmented reality content in a distribution network using physical distribution items as triggers for the Augmented reality content. An interface allows a sender of a physical item to provide augmented reality content to a distribution network, and the distribution network can provide the augmented reality content to a recipient of the physical distribution item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    Inventor: Sachin Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11033463
    Abstract: A system and method for fitting pacifiers and other implements to a particular child. One or more images of the child are used to determine anthropometric data that can be used to properly size a pacifier bulb and properly fit other implements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: David A. Tesini
  • Patent number: 11024044
    Abstract: Techniques for improving image co-registration. One aspect relates to improving Mutual Information techniques by making the histogram bin widths used therein depend on the amount of signal noise. Another aspect relates to populating the bins by integrating the signal probability in each bin. A third aspect relates to converting top-of-the-atmosphere image data to surface reflectance data, and then using surface reflectance data in the Mutual Information technique for determining a correlation surface. The fourth aspect relates to registering higher-resolution images with lower-resolution images by down-sampling the higher-resolution image. The last aspect relates to a technique for determining the accuracy of the co-registration by synthesizing a perfectly-registered image in a second wavelength band from an image in a first wavelength band and then using Mutual Information between the two images to create a correlation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DIGITALGLOBE, INC.
    Inventor: Grzegorz Miecznik
  • Patent number: 11024262
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display for outputting a screen and a processor operatively connected to the display. The processor is configured to receive a user input associated with movement of a screen output on the display, detect a screen movement speed corresponding to the user input associated with the screen movement, determine an amount of screen tilt compensation corresponding to the screen movement based on the screen movement speed, when the screen movement speed is included in a first interval, and keep the amount of screen tilt compensation based on the screen movement speed constant, when the screen movement speed is included in a second interval faster than the first interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaesung Lee, Jiyong Kim, Jinhyun Kim, Taehyeong Kim, Jungbae Bae, Jongkon Bae, Byungduk Yang, Yohan Lee, Dongkyoon Han, Yunpyo Hong
  • Patent number: 11016588
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for a computer device with two pointer devices and/or a mouse filter driver and/or a hub configured to convert certain messages from the pointer devices into movement sequences. The method includes the steps of: (b) allowing the operating system to display the native mouse cursor; (d) providing a message processor to process raw input messages from the pointer devices; (e) maintaining a first and second position according to movements of the first and second pointer device; (f) adjusting a position of the native mouse cursor according to movements of the first or second pointer device which was moved or operated most recently; and g) detecting and converting the movement sequences into a corresponding command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: INVENTRANS BV
    Inventor: Lambert Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11009701
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method for driving the same are provided. The display apparatus includes: a timing control circuit; a display source, configured to generate a light having first display information and a light having second display information, under control of the timing control circuit, during mutually alternate first and second timings, respectively; a polarizer, configured to, under control of the timing control circuit, convert the light having the first display information into a first linearly polarized light during the first timing, and convert the light having the second display information into a second linearly polarized light during the second timing; and an optical path controller, configured to receive the first linearly polarized light and the second linearly polarized light from the polarizer, and to project the first linearly polarized light and the second linearly polarized light, spatially separate from each other, into a user's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tao Hong
  • Patent number: 11010899
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a corresponding point obtaining unit configured to obtain corresponding points that are feature points of an object associated between a first image and a second image; a first deformation obtaining unit configured to obtain first deformation that is based on the corresponding points; a second deformation obtaining unit configured to obtain second deformation that is performed between the first image and the second image, and in which a degree of coincidence of corresponding points is lower than the first deformation; and a combining unit configured to combine the first deformation and the second deformation, regarding positions in at least one image of the first Image and the second image, based on distances between the corresponding points and the positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Miyasa, Kiyohide Satoh, Ryo Ishikawa
  • 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: 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: 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: 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