Direction Finding Or Location Determination Patents (Class 348/116)
  • Patent number: 10997434
    Abstract: A method for lane marker recognition includes: providing a filter bank with a plurality of different pairs of filters adapted to detect the left edge and the right edge of a specific type of a lane marker, respectively; receiving an image of a road; dividing the image of a road into a plurality of image segments, wherein each image segment includes at least one row of pixels of the image of a road; and for each of the image segments: applying a plurality of the pairs of filters of the filter bank to the image segment to generate a plurality of filter outputs; and determining which of the filter outputs correspond to a lane marker by using geo-metric information and appearance based information, wherein the geometric in-formation describes allowable dimensions of a determined lane marker, and the appearance based information describes allowable pixel values of a determined lane marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Jittu Kurian, Kun Zhao, Mirko Meuter
  • Patent number: 10984580
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for adjusting depth of AR content on HUD. A viewing device identifies, based on sensor data, a physical object visible through a transparent display of the vehicle. The sensor data indicates an initial distance of the physical object from the vehicle. The viewing device gathers virtual content corresponding to the physical object and generates an initial presentation of the virtual content based on the initial distance. The viewing device presents the initial presentation of the virtual content on the transparent display at a position on the transparent display corresponding to the physical object. The viewing device determines, based on updated sensor data, an updated distance of the physical object and generates an updated presentation of the virtual content based on the updated distance. The viewing device presents the updated presentation of the virtual content on the transparent display of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ENVISICS LTD
    Inventors: Brian Mullins, Jamieson Christmas
  • Patent number: 10944950
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for transmitting functional safety statistics within a system. A video source produces a video data stream. A functional safety system driver accumulates functional safety statistics from at least one system and writes the functional safety statistics onto an associated system memory. A display sub-system driver writes a frame of the video data stream to the system memory. The display sub-system driver formats the functional safety statistics as video data and appends the functional safety statistics to a portion of the frame of video that is reserved for the functional safety statistics. A display sub-system transmits the frame of the video data stream to a host processor, which extracts the functional safety statistics from the video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Brijesh Rameshbhai Jadav, Shiju Ozhuvinamolathu Sivasankaran, Anish Reghunath
  • Patent number: 10936344
    Abstract: Method, system for presenting an object on a computing device. A metaphor application on a computing device organizes a user interface based upon a metaphor. The metaphor organizes a document, file, application, or combination thereof based on geospheric direction, geolocation, or both. The metaphor may also organize a document, file, application, data, or a combination thereof based on a solid geometrical figure in three-dimensional Euclidean space. A document, file, application, or any combination thereof may be associated with geophysical direction, a geolocation, or both. The document, file, application, data, or any combination thereof may further be associated with a solid geometrical figure. A presentation object containing data on the document, file, application, data, or combination thereof, and the geospheric direction, geolocation, or both is formatted into data blocks for rendering on a display. The display may be the display screen of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bionic Arts L.L.C.
    Inventor: Derek Rieger
  • Patent number: 10845807
    Abstract: A managing apparatus provides self-driving of a vehicle, which allows the vehicle to enter a parking space out of a plurality of parking spaces from an outside of a parking lot including the plurality of parking spaces, and which allows the vehicle to leave the parking lot for a predetermined place in the outside. The managing apparatus is provided with: a wait time setting device configured to set a maximum wait time of the vehicle in the predetermined place; and a controller configured to set a driving route for returning the vehicle to the parking lot from the predetermined place on condition that the maximum wait time elapses from an arrival of the vehicle in the predetermined place, and configured to provide the self-driving of the vehicle along the driving route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshio Mukaiyama
  • Patent number: 10830599
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining angular relationships from a point of interest to a plurality of peripheral points of interest on a map. One or more cost functions from the point of interest to the plurality of the peripheral points of interest on the map are analyzed. A plurality of vectors emanating from the point of interest to the plurality of the peripheral points of interest on a different representation of the map are displayed. Another method is provided for identifying points of interest on a map. Regions of high interest are identified on the map. Regions of low interest are identified on the map. The regions of high interest are expanded on a different representation of the map. The regions of low interest are contracted by an amount proportional to an amount the regions of high interest are expanded on the different representation of the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Wilczynski
  • Patent number: 10820009
    Abstract: Frame sequences from multiple image sensors may be combined in order to form, for example, an interleaved frame sequence. Individual frames of the combined sequence may be configured a by combination (e.g., concatenation) of frames from one or more source sequences. The interleaved/concatenated frame sequence may be encoded using a motion estimation encoder. Output of the video encoder may be processed (e.g., parsed) in order to extract motion information present in the encoded video. The motion information may be utilized in order to determine a depth of visual scene, such as by using binocular disparity between two or more images by an adaptive controller in order to detect one or more objects salient to a given task. In one variant, depth information is utilized during control and operation of mobile robotic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventor: Micah Richert
  • Patent number: 10798360
    Abstract: In a system, first and second detection devices are provided in mutually different places in a real space and each configured to image the real space and obtain three-dimensional information including data of a distance to a predetermined point on an object provided in the real space and direction information as to a direction of a predetermined part of the object. The system generates information related to relative positions and installation directions of the first and second detection devices on the basis of: the data of the distance to the predetermined point on the object and the direction information regarding the object, the data of the distance and the direction information being obtained by the first detection device; and the data of the distance to the predetermined point on the object and the direction information regarding the object, the data of the distance and the direction information being obtained by the second detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Hiroi, Osamu Ota
  • Patent number: 10798652
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a distributed antenna system (DAS) configured to cause a remote antenna unit deployed near a railroad track to operate in a low-power and/or muted operational state. While the remote antenna unit is operating in the low-power and/or muted operational state, the DAS determines if a train is sufficiently close to a coverage area of the remote antenna unit to trigger a change in an operational state of the remote antenna unit. In response to such a determination, the DAS causes the remote antenna unit to operate in a normal operational state. While the remote antenna unit is operating in the normal operational state, the DAS determines if the train has exited the coverage area of the remote antenna unit. In response to such a determination, the DAS causes the remote antenna unit to operate in the low-power and/or muted operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Eisenwinter, Arndt Paul Pischke, Klaus Peter Möller, Andreas Huebener
  • Patent number: 10773739
    Abstract: Provided is an embodiment to automatically detect signals in track-bound traffic when track-bound vehicles are traveling on track sections in a track network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS MOBILITY GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Schaefer-Enkeler, Andreas Schönberger, Phillipp Von Rotenhan
  • Patent number: 10769458
    Abstract: The method of the invention comprises: obtaining a sequence of at least two images, with different levels of illumination; extracting the region containing the sign in the image; calculating the luminance values of the signs; and obtaining the difference in luminance of the sign corresponding to the two levels of illumination. The value obtained is the luminance of the sign (11) corresponding to an illumination equal to the difference between the illuminations, or additional illumination. This result is based on the additive property of luminance, according to which the luminance of a sign is the sum of the luminance produced by each source of illumination. A basic illumination device (5), an additional illumination device (7), at least one camera for taking images, and image recording, positioning and synchronism systems are required to implement the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DBI/CIDAUT Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Burgoa Roman, Jose Antonio Guiterrez Mendez, Alberto Mansilla Gallo, Diego Ortiz de Lejarazu Machin, Alberto Senen Perales Garcia
  • Patent number: 10750127
    Abstract: An abnormality behind a shielding object is discovered. There is provided a monitoring system including a video acquirer, a detector, and a notifier. The video acquirer of the monitoring system acquires a video. The detector of the monitoring system detects entering of a target object into a blind spot generated by a shielding object in the video and appearance of the target object from the blind spot. If the target object does not appear from the blind spot even after a first time elapses since entering of the target object into the blind spot, the notifier of the monitoring system makes a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Okuda, Tatsushi Yasuda, Kenichiro Ida
  • Patent number: 10677596
    Abstract: To provide navigation to a destination to a user even in a state in which acquisition of a current position via a positioning module is difficult. There is provided an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image onto which a real object including a visual recognition target is projected; a recognition unit configured to recognize relative arrangement of a terminal that has captured the image to the real object by executing image recognition of the recognition target; and a control unit configured to display a display object indicating a direction toward a destination of a user on a screen of the terminal on the basis of the relative arrangement of the terminal recognized by the recognition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tawara, Atsushi Shionozaki
  • Patent number: 10668858
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing an around view monitoring system (AVMS) that may enhance accuracy of an estimation of a camera attitude while a road gradient is present, and an operating method thereof. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the AVMS may calculate a rotation matrix for removing a road gradient component using a camera that has not changed position and generate an estimated rotation matrix from which the road gradient is removed by applying the rotation matrix to an estimated rotation matrix for a camera that has changed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seong Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10623734
    Abstract: An autonomous land vehicle in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure includes a land vehicle conveyance system, at least two telecommunication devices, an imaging device configured to capture image data of a surrounding environment, a video encoder configured to encode the image data, one or more processors, and at least one memory storing instructions. The telecommunication devices can perform wireless communication independently of each other and can simultaneously perform wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nuro, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Shen, Calvin Giroud
  • Patent number: 10598497
    Abstract: A method (100) for generating a geographic coordinate and a device (500) for generating a geographic coordinate. The method (100) comprises: enabling a device to point to a position point (102); obtaining data including a geographic coordinate of the device, a relative height between the device and the position point and pointing information of the device (104); and generating a geographic coordinate of the position point based on the data (106). The device (500) for generating a geographic coordinate comprises a pointing module (502), a data obtaining module (504) and a generating module (506). By enabling the device to point to a desired position point, a geographic coordinate of the desired position point can be obtained rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: X-CONTROL SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fan Yang
  • Patent number: 10588202
    Abstract: A communicative lighting system may comprise a plurality of network connected light sources. Each light source may possess a unique identifier permitting light sources to be associated with one another. An input received by one light source may alter the light output of that light source as well as other light sources associated with the light source. The light output of a light source may be altered by changing color, brightening or dimming, blinking, adjusting which of a plurality of light emitting diodes are activated, or otherwise modifying the type or amount of light output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNOLOGY FOR HUMANKIND LLC
    Inventor: John Harrison
  • Patent number: 10576970
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for assisting the driver of a motor vehicle while driving through an intersection or road junction where at least three roads converge in a transition area. A future motion of an own or ego vehicle is estimated, and a future motion of a second vehicle is estimated. The probability of a collision between the own vehicle and the second vehicle is estimated based on the respective future motions. A search for a roadway marking arranged in the transition area is executed. If a roadway marking is found, the future motion of at least one of the own vehicle and second vehicle is estimated based on the detected roadway marking. A risk-reducing manuever is executed when the estimated collision probability exceeds a limiting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Lena Rittger, Markus Peter Armbrust
  • Patent number: 10578710
    Abstract: A diagnostic method is provided for a vision sensor of a vehicle. The diagnostic method includes the steps of: determining a first position and a direction of movement of the vehicle; selecting a stationary landmark suitable for being detected by the vision sensor from a landmark database, wherein the landmark is located in front of the vehicle in the direction of movement of the vehicle, wherein a distance from the first position of the vehicle to the landmark is greater than the target range of the vision sensor; detecting the landmark via the vision sensor and, in response to a successful detection of the landmark by the vision sensor; determining a second position of the vehicle; determining an actual range of the vision sensor as the distance between the second position of the vehicle and the landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Joeran Zeisler
  • Patent number: 10515272
    Abstract: A system and methods for muddy water detection using normalized semantic layers, wherein a spectrum analyzer isolates spectrum bands within an image to produce a set of three normalized differential index images from which a composite color image is created, from which a power band is computed, from which a two-color image is produced, and then filters image components within the two-color representation based on defined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgios Ouzounis, Kostas Stamatiou
  • Patent number: 10517161
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connected device system, comprising a master network device (2) and a device (5) to be integrated into the connected device system (1). The connected device system is adapted to connect the master network device and the device via a wireless network (4). When being added to the wireless network, the device announces itself in the wireless network and provides an upgrade server in the wireless net-work. The upgrade server makes available for retrieval a digital asset indicative of a characteristic of the device. The master network device detects the device in the wireless network based on the announcement, searches for the upgrade server of the device in the wireless network in response to the detection of the device, and retrieves the digital asset from the upgrade server of the device. This leads to an improved way of integrating the device into the connected device system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Paulus Thomas Arnoldus Thijssen
  • Patent number: 10481270
    Abstract: An obstacle detection device to be fitted to a mobile vehicle able to move parallel to a reference plane comprises: at least two emitters of electromagnetic beams which are able to form two virtual planes in two different directions that are able to intersect one another and intersect a potential obstacle, at least one image sensor able to produce an image of the intersection of the virtual planes and of the potential obstacle, an image analysis means able to determine the presence of an obstacle, configured to compare the image with a reference image. A detection method employing such a device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SOFTBANK ROBOTICS EUROPE
    Inventors: Bruno Maisonnier, Jörg Ziegler, Vincent Clerc, Nicolas Garcia
  • Patent number: 10474904
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for parking a vehicle in a camera's field of view. The method may include actions of determining that a vehicle is parked within a predetermined distance of a property, obtaining data from a monitoring system component, determining, based on the obtained data, that the vehicle is not parked within a field of view of a camera, determining that (i) the vehicle should be parked within a field of view of the camera and (ii) that an image captured by the camera should include a representation of the vehicle, and performing an operation to instigate movement of the vehicle to a different location that is (i) within a field of view of a camera and (ii) where an image captured by the camera includes a representation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew Daniel Correnti
  • Patent number: 10467312
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a client computing device stores a plurality of digital media files. For each digital media files, the client computing device stores data identifying a geographic location associated with the digital media file. When the client computing device receives a request to view digital media files through a graphical user interface, the client computing device uses a GPS receiver to determine a geographic location of the client computing device and an electronic compass circuit to determine an orientation of the client computing device. Based, at least in part, on the location and orientation of the client computing device, the client computing device identifies a plurality of particular geographic locations that are associated with one or more digital media files. The client computing device displays icons corresponding to the plurality of particular geographic locations, ordered by a distance from the client computing device to each of the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasi Xi, Zhaocai Wang, Grant Pan, Kent Chen
  • Patent number: 10447929
    Abstract: An image processing method includes, when an edit triggering event for a target image is detected, acquiring description information associated with the target image. The description information includes interference information that affects image quality occurred in a shooting process of the target image. The method further includes editing image clips in the target image which are associated with respective interference information of the description information to obtain a processed target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weifeng Liu, Shunnian Li, Ye Tao, Yayun Zheng
  • Patent number: 10440280
    Abstract: A system includes: (1) a sensor module configured to detect an object at a predetermined distance and obtain position information of the object relative to the sensor module; (2) a zooming module configured to move at an angle and capture an image of the object; and (3) a controller connected to the sensor module and the zooming module. The controller is configured to derive the angle in accordance with the predetermined distance and the position information of the object, and the controller is configured to control the zooming module to move in accordance with the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Tien-Chia Liu, Nien Chu Wang, Ping-Yen Kuo
  • Patent number: 10418068
    Abstract: A positional recording synchronization system can include: creating a time stamped telemetry point for an unmanned aerial vehicle; creating a time stamped recording; creating transformed data from the time stamped recording, the transformed data being tiles for zooming or thumbnails; creating a flightpath array, an image metadata array, and a video metadata array; determining whether entries of the video metadata array match with the flightpath array; determining whether entries of the image metadata array match with the flightpath array; synchronizing the time stamped telemetry point with the time stamped recording based on either the entries of the image metadata array matching the flightpath array, the entries of the visualizer module matching the flightpath array, or a combination thereof; and displaying the time stamped telemetry point as a selection tool for calling, viewing, or manipulating the time stamped recording on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: David Dat Tran, David Allen Collmann
  • Patent number: 10401225
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a document scanner contact image sensor scan bar having an LED array to increase LED sensor array output and/or reduce total color scan line cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Lane Mayberry, Karl Mark Thompson
  • Patent number: 10386839
    Abstract: Methods and systems for navigating a mobile robot through a crowded pedestrian environment based on a trained navigation model are described herein. The trained navigation model receives measurement data identifying nearby pedestrians and the velocity of each nearby pedestrian relative to the mobile robot, and the current position and desired endpoint position of the mobile robot in the crowded pedestrian environment. Based on this information, the trained navigation model generates command signals that cause the mobile robot to adjust its velocity. By repeatedly sampling the velocities of surrounding pedestrians and current location, the navigation model directs the mobile robot toward the endpoint location with a minimum of disruption to the pedestrian traffic flows. The navigation model is trained to emulate desirable pedestrian walking behaviors in a crowded pedestrian environment by tracking the movement of a behavioral trainer through a crowded pedestrian environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Boston Incubator Center, LLC, East Japan Railway Company
    Inventors: Haruhiko Harry Asada, Kota Weaver, Baldin Lloren-Bonilla, Sheng Liu, Jun Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10353065
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for using a driver assistance device of a motor vehicle (1) to detect a mark (7) made on a ground (6) by providing a two-dimensional image by means of an imaging sensor (3) of the driver assistance device (2); by identifying a potential mark (7?) on the basis of the two-dimensional image (11); and by performing a distance measurement by means of a distance sensor (4) of the driver assistance device and also taking a result (17) of the distance measurement as a basis for determining whether the potential mark (7?) is the mark (7) made on the ground (6) or a mark (14) on an object (13) that is on the ground (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Heimberger
  • Patent number: 10347046
    Abstract: A first augmented-reality (AR) device comprises an optical sensor, a geographic location sensor, an orientation sensor, and a display. The first AR device accesses a first geographic location of the first AR device and an orientation of the first AR device and generates a picture taken at the first geographic location of the first AR device and associated with the orientation of the first AR device. The first AR device retrieves, from a server, transportation information from a second AR device in a vehicle. The server assigns the second AR device to the first AR device. The first AR device forms transportation AR content based on the transportation information and displays the transportation AR content in the display based on the first geographic location and orientation of the first AR device, the transportation information, and the picture generated at the first geographic location of the first AR device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Mullins
  • Patent number: 10303956
    Abstract: A system and method for using triplet loss for proposal free instance-wise semantic segmentation for lane detection are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: receiving image data from an image generating device mounted on an autonomous vehicle; performing a semantic segmentation operation or other object detection on the received image data to identify and label objects in the image data with object category labels on a per-pixel basis and producing corresponding semantic segmentation prediction data; performing a triplet loss calculation operation using the semantic segmentation prediction data to identify different instances of objects with similar object category labels found in the image data; and determining an appropriate vehicle control action for the autonomous vehicle based on the different instances of objects identified in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE
    Inventors: Zehua Huang, Panqu Wang, Pengfei Chen, Tian Li
  • Patent number: 10279261
    Abstract: A mobile device is configured as a point and shoot type weapon for gaming, training, or the like. Utilizing the mobile device based weapon, such as a smart phone for example, a user thereof can simply aim the mobile device at a target and shoot. Shooting may be accomplished by tapping the mobile device, activating a button or soft key on the mobile device, making a gesture (e.g., moving a finger as if a trigger is being pulled), providing an audible command (e.g., “shoot”), or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert J. Hall
  • Patent number: 10275665
    Abstract: A method for detecting a curbstone in an environment of a vehicle. The method includes recognizing at least one line segment that belongs to the curbstone with the aid of image data that are read in by an interface to a camera device of the vehicle. The line segment is projected onto a ground plane of the environment in order to generate a projected line segment. A subset of a plurality of three-dimensionally triangulated points in the environment of the vehicle is assigned to the line segment as a function of a position of the points relative to a position of the camera device, relative to a starting point of the projected line segment, and relative to an end point of the projected line segment. A flank plane of the curbstone is ascertained with the aid of the assigned points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Lakatos, Peter Pozsegovics
  • Patent number: 10184787
    Abstract: Data streams from multiple image sensors may be combined in order to form, for example, an interleaved video stream, which can be used to determine distance to an object. The video stream may be encoded using a motion estimation encoder. Output of the video encoder may be processed (e.g., parsed) in order to extract motion information present in the encoded video. The motion information may be utilized in order to determine a depth of visual scene, such as by using binocular disparity between two or more images by an adaptive controller in order to detect one or more objects salient to a given task. In one variant, depth information is utilized during control and operation of mobile robotic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventors: Micah Richert, Marius Buibas, Vadim Polonichko
  • Patent number: 10163027
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image data acquisition unit configured to acquire image data, a distance information acquisition unit configured to acquire distance information corresponding to the image data, a detection unit configured to detect one or more object regions, each representing an object, from the image data based on the distance information, an extraction unit configured to extract an object region representing an object which does not overlap a specific three-dimensional region, from among detected object regions, based on the distance information, and an image processing unit configured to perform image processing for the image data based on the extracted object region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kotaro Yano
  • Patent number: 10148584
    Abstract: A method for performing a file transfer comprises receiving a request for data where the data is to be compressed. A checkpoint is established, where the checkpoint occurs before the end of the transmission of the requested data. Also, a compression requirement is established for the requested data. The operations of extracting a segment of the data to be communicated, processing the extracted segment according to the compression requirement, and communicating the processed segment across the network are performed until the checkpoint is reached. Once the established checkpoint is reached, a checkpoint routine is performed by determining whether a desired level of performance in compression is achieved in communicating the processed segments. If the desired level of performance is achieved, each additional segment is processed based upon the compression requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Heinz Sporri
  • Patent number: 10140530
    Abstract: Method and device for identifying path boundary for vehicle navigation are disclosed. The method includes capturing a plurality of images of a path being traversed by a vehicle, through a plurality of cameras placed to meet predefined placement criteria. The method further includes processing shadowed regions within each of the plurality of images based on an associated Hue Saturation and Value (HSV) color space to generate a plurality of shadow processed images. The method includes identifying boundaries of the path within each of the plurality of shadow processed images based on a histogram of each of the plurality of shadow processed images. The method further includes estimating a distance between the boundaries of the path identified in the plurality of shadow processed images, based on a disparity map created for the plurality of shadow processed images and parameters associated with the plurality of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Sujatha Jagannath, Ranjith Rochan Meganathan
  • Patent number: 10142319
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for protecting a network communication security. In one embodiment, there is provided a method for protecting network communication security at a server. The method comprises: in response to a request from a client, determining whether a token from the client is included in a valid token queue, the valid token queue being a First-In-First-Out queue; in response to the token being included in the valid token queue, managing the valid token queue based on a position of the token in the valid token queue; and sending a response to the client based on the managing of the valid token queue. There is further disclosed a corresponding method and apparatuses at client side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yi Cheng Feng, Jun Liao, Wen Bao Yin
  • Patent number: 10093332
    Abstract: Distance measurement means measures a distance from a measurement point to a construction gauge in a route of a track. A range identification unit identifies whether or not a measurement point falls within a predetermined range from the construction gauge based on the measured distance. A ground feature identification unit identifies whether or not the measurement point is a measurement point of a feature on a ground. Drawing means draws in a plan view a measurement point identified as a measurement point of a feature on the ground by the ground feature identification unit among the measurement points, and draws in side views a measurement point identified as not a measurement point of a feature on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Kamei, Masashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10057593
    Abstract: Frame sequences from multiple image sensors may be combined in order to form, for example, an interleaved frame sequence. Individual frames of the combined sequence may be configured a by combination (e.g., concatenation) of frames from one or more source sequences. The interleaved/concatenated frame sequence may be encoded using a motion estimation encoder. Output of the video encoder may be processed (e.g., parsed) in order to extract motion information present in the encoded video. The motion information may be utilized in order to determine a depth of visual scene, such as by using binocular disparity between two or more images by an adaptive controller in order to detect one or more objects salient to a given task. In one variant, depth information is utilized during control and operation of mobile robotic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: BRAIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Micah Richert
  • Patent number: 10021353
    Abstract: A method of optimizing detection of known light sources is provided herein. The method may include: positioning a plurality of cameras having different spectral bands to have at least partially identical fields of view in respect to a view that contains the light sources; capturing images of the light sources by the cameras at different spectral bands; estimating, for each pixel and all cameras, relative fraction values of collected sun light and of collected light sources; deriving, for each pixel, optimal fraction values of sun light and of the light sources, by minimizing, for each pixel, a mean square error estimation of an overall radiation with respect to the estimated relative fraction values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: OPGAL Optronic Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Ernest Grimberg
  • Patent number: 10015116
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a switch for a network, and specifically the dynamic allocation of buffer memory within the switch. A communication channel is established between the switch and a network device. The switch configures and allocates a portion of memory to a receive socket buffer for the established channel. Upon receipt of a signal from the network device, the switch allocates a second portion of memory to the receive socket buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: 1E LIMITED
    Inventor: Mick Saxton
  • Patent number: 10014941
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a photon data transmission method and device for a mobile terminal, where to-be-transmitted data is encoded by tuning a light luminance intensity combination so as to send more information and improve security. Preferably, before encoding, luminance of a flash is controlled and data of a specific information amount is sent, and a photonic receive end recognizes a light signal, and according to a recognition result, determines a maximum quantity of luminance levels of signals supported by the photonic receive end, and then performs encoding according to a recognition capability of the photonic receive end. In this way, it is ensured that the photonic receive end can recognize the signals, and that sent code can make full use of luminance of a flash of a mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KUANG-CHI INTELLIGENT PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Ruopeng Liu, Silu Xu
  • Patent number: 10013766
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10008000
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-implemented methods are provided for determining a camera calibration. The method includes accessing video data for a geographic area captured by a video camera. The video data is processed to detect a plurality of moving vehicles in the video data. A detection area is defined based on the plurality of moving vehicles. A plurality of line segments are identified for each of the plurality of vehicles detected in the video data. A plurality of vanishing points are estimated based on at least a subset of the plurality of line segments. A camera calibration is determined based on the plurality of vanishing points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Hao Wu, Robert P. Loce
  • Patent number: 10001376
    Abstract: An apparatus monitors position for an aircraft. The aircraft includes a display, a position system, a vision system and a database comprising terrain data associated with an environment at a location of the aircraft. The apparatus includes a monitoring processor configured to perform character recognition or structure recognition on the image data to identify a structure or a character in the image data, correlate a position of the structure or character in the environment using a position from the position system and the terrain data, and cause the display to provide a confirmation in response to the position of the structure or character in the terrain data matches the position of the structure or character in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Carlo L. Tiana, Sarah Barber
  • Patent number: 10001381
    Abstract: The present invention aims to create an information presentation plan suitable for characteristics of output devices in view of driver's driving leeway. A presentation plan creation apparatus of the present invention includes: a driving behavior proportion prediction unit that predicts a driving behavior proportion, for each divided path; a device leeway acquisition unit that acquires device leeway data; a presentation item extraction unit that acquires presentation item data; and a presentation plan creation unit that creates a presentation plan in line with a selection condition. The selection condition is that a time of performing, on the selected path, any of the driving behaviors that allows the leeway of the selected device to be equal to or greater than the required leeway required to present the presentation item is equal to or longer than the required viewing time required to view the presentation item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Kengo Akaho
  • Patent number: 9996085
    Abstract: An automatic guiding system for analyzing pavement curvature in or on an autonomous mobile device comprises an image acquisition module, a pavement curvature analysis module, a posture sensing module, and a pavement curvature database. The image acquisition module collects pavement curvature images as the autonomous mobile device moves. The pavement curvature analysis module processes the pavement curvature images, and extracts contour information of the pavement curvature images. The posture sensing module continuously senses the posture of the autonomous mobile device. The pavement curvature database is configured to stores the contour information and the posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: I-Hao Chung, Tien-Ping Liu, Shu-Fen Chen, Yu-Chien Hsiao, Yu-Tai Hung, Fu-Hsiung Yang
  • Patent number: RE48106
    Abstract: A driver assistance systems mountable in a host vehicle while the host vehicle is moving forward with headlights on for detection of obstacles based on shadows. The driver assistance system includes a camera operatively connectible to a processor. A first image frame and a second image frame are captured of a road. A first dark image patch and a second dark image patch include intensity values less than a threshold value. The first and the second dark image patches are tracked from the first image frame to the second image frame as corresponding images of the same portion of the road. Respective thicknesses in vertical image coordinates are measured of the first and second dark image patches responsive to the tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Gideon Stein