Object Or Scene Measurement Patents (Class 348/135)
  • Patent number: 10845180
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus includes: the first end supporter; the second end supporter; a probe that measures a columnar workpiece supported by the first end supporter and the second end supporter; and a control part that obtains a center and a rotation track of the first end supporter, and a center of the second end supporter when a rotary table rotates and changes the orientation of workpiece coordinate axes based on a rotation position of the rotary table when a measurement of the columnar workpiece by the probe is performed, the workpiece coordinate axes including an axis passing through the center of the first end supporter and the center of the second end supporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirotada Anzai
  • Patent number: 10845601
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method involves obtaining light intensity data from a stream of pixel events output by an event camera of a head-mounted device (“HMD”). Each pixel event is generated in response to a pixel sensor of the event camera detecting a change in light intensity that exceeds a comparator threshold. A set of optical sources disposed on a secondary device that are visible to the event camera are identified by recognizing defined illumination parameters associated with the optical sources using the light intensity data. Location data is generated for the optical sources in an HMD reference frame using the light intensity data. A correspondence between the secondary device and the HMD is determined by mapping the location data in the HMD reference frame to respective known locations of the optical sources relative to the secondary device reference frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Meier
  • Patent number: 10846541
    Abstract: An electronic device is described. The electronic device includes a memory and a processor in communication with the memory. The memory is configured to store precalibration data for a camera mounted on a vehicle, the precalibration data including a camera height determined relative to a road plane the vehicle is configured to contact during operation. The processor is configured to receive a plurality of images. The processor is also configured to classify one or more features in the plurality of images as road features based on the precalibration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Avdhut Joshi, Arvind Ramanandan, Murali Chari
  • Patent number: 10838106
    Abstract: Known georeferencing techniques require input in the form of manually-chosen anchor points or dense surveyed data. The present invention is an improved method and system for georeferencing underground geometric data. The method comprises (a) visiting at least two control points; (b) obtaining information about each of the at least two control points using scanning means; (c) recording the information about the at least two control points into a computer processor; and (d) performing a best-fit transformation to the recorded information. Preferably, the scanning means comprises laser scanners and at least two radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. However, other technologies, such as retro-reflective LIDAR targets, Wi-Fi access points or bar codes and a bar code reader may also be used. In addition, sonar, radar, flash LIDAR, MEMS LIDAR, or any other similar technology could be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Peck Tech Consulting Ltd.
    Inventors: Sandy Wayne Pyke, Joshua Alexander Marshall, Nicholas James Lavigne, Unal Artan
  • Patent number: 10837757
    Abstract: To provide a three-dimensional coordinate measuring device capable of performing highly reliable shape measurement at high accuracy without complicated calibration work. A motorized rotation stage is rotatably supported with respect to a reference base. A reference camera is fixed to the reference base, the reference camera captures an image of a plurality of reference markers provided on the motorized rotation stage. At the time of calibration, a plurality of markers of the reference member are captured at respective different postures of the motorized rotation stage. New camera parameters are calculated based on a plurality of reference images and reference marker information indicating the arrangement of the plurality of markers and then the camera parameters in the main body memory are updated to the new camera parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KEYENCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masayasu Ikebuchi
  • Patent number: 10832441
    Abstract: A measuring system can three-dimensionally reconstruct surface geometry of an object by, from a first pose with a sensor, generating a first three-dimensional representation of a first portion of the object, and with a first camera, generating a first image covering at least part of the first portion, and from a second pose with the sensor, generating a second three-dimensional representation of a second portion of the object, and with the first camera, generating a second image covering at least part of the second portion. A stationary first projector can be arranged externally configured for projecting a texture onto both first and second portions of the object. A stitching computer can be configured for generating a unitary three-dimensional representation of both the first and second portions of the object from the first and second three-dimensional representations based on the first and second images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: HEXAGON METROLOGY (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventor: Nir Tsuk
  • Patent number: 10830577
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes a light source and a pixel array. The light source projects a line of light that is scanned in a first direction across a field of view of the light source. The line of light oriented in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The pixel array is arranged in at least one row of pixels that extends in a direction that is substantially parallel to the second direction. At least one pixel in a row is capable of generating two-dimensional color information of an object in the field of view based on a first light reflected from the object and is capable of generating three-dimensional (3D) depth information of the object based on the line of light reflecting from the object. The 3D-depth information includes time-of-flight information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yibing Michelle Wang, Kwang Oh Kim
  • Patent number: 10829236
    Abstract: Herein provided are systems and methods for operating an aircraft engine during inclement weather. At least one image of a location substantially in line with a heading of the aircraft is acquired. Based on the at least one image, an inclement weather condition in the location is detected. An alert mode of the engine is triggered upon detecting the inclement weather condition. Responsive to the alert mode being triggered, at least one predetermined performance parameter of the engine is monitored. Upon detecting a change in the at least one predetermined performance parameter beyond a predetermined threshold, at least one operating condition of the engine is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Ninad Joshi, Yen-Wen Wang, Tony Yee
  • Patent number: 10825211
    Abstract: To display with a display mode with which an analyst may easily ascertain actions (movements) of objects being monitored, provided is an information processing device, including a sensing and a display control unit. The sensing unit classifies, based on information relating to movements of objects being monitored, a plurality of objects into set movement paths. The display control unit controls a display such that the movements of the objects are displayed in a display screen of the display with an arrow in each set movement path. The axis of the arrow which is displayed in the display has a thickness according to the number of objects which are classified in the corresponding movement path, has a shape according to the trace of the objects which are classified in the corresponding movement path, and furthermore, the direction indicated by the arrow represents the direction of progress of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Akiko Oshima
  • Patent number: 10817725
    Abstract: System and method of implementing a Space Rocket monitoring system for greenhouse gas emissions during rocket flight, employing smartphone video cameras equipped with custom lens attachments, image deconvolution software, machine vision software, and the Tsiolkovsky Rocket Equation. The smartphone is equipped with custom optical lens attachments including a periscope that improves spatial separation (parallax) between camera images and a spectroscope that disperses incoming light from the combustion characteristics of the rocket exhaust according to wavelength and frequency of the light. A combination of image deconvolution software and machine vision software analyzes the images, and matches with existing rocket databases (which may be on remote servers), to identify key rocket characteristics. These are used, in the Tsiolkovsky Rocket Equation to compute rocket fuel expenditures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Rishi Iyer Jain
  • Patent number: 10811295
    Abstract: A positioning method includes an imaging step, a straight line storage step, a straight line registration step, and a positioning step. The imaging step captures an image of a region including a target or street on a workpiece. The straight line storage step detects and stores the coordinate positions of all predetermined straight lines in the region. The straight line registration step allows an operator to select a specific straight line in the target or on the street from all the straight lines and register the selected straight line. The positioning step positions a processing unit on the street in accordance with coordinate data concerning the straight line selected and registered in the straight line registration step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Miyata
  • Patent number: 10803556
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for image processing, applied in image processing field, where the method comprises: obtaining a first two-dimensional image and focusing information of the first two-dimensional image, obtaining depth information of a part or all of a content in the first two-dimensional image, determining a background area of the first two-dimensional image according to the focusing information, performing bokeh on the background area of the first two-dimensional image according to the depth information. The above method can reduce requirements for hardware, operate easily, and perform bokeh on the background quickly when performing bokeh on the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ArcSoft Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Jianhua Lin, Li Yu, Feng Zhou
  • Patent number: 10796453
    Abstract: Sensors coupled to a vehicle are calibrated using a dynamic scene with sensor targets around a motorized turntable that rotates the vehicle to different orientations. The sensors capture data at each vehicle orientation along the rotation. The vehicle's computer identifies representations of the sensor targets within the data captured by the sensors, and calibrates the sensor based on these representations, for example by generating a transformation based on mapping positions of these representations in the data to known positions of the sensor targets, such as to correct lens distortion, the transformation applied to post-calibration sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Zhichang (Henry) Yan, Zhizhong (Joe) Yan, Daniel Lee, Adam Cadien, Nicholas Semansky, Elisha Ross Atkins, Radu Raduta
  • Patent number: 10798583
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, operations may include receiving an action request from a mobile device having a microphone and a speaker. The operations may further include determining whether the mobile device is being physically held by a user. The determining may include transmitting electronic instructions to the mobile device, the electronic instructions executable by the mobile device to cause the mobile device to generate an audio detection waveform via the speaker and measure an audio response waveform via the microphone. The audio response waveform may be based on the audio detection waveform. The determining may also include analyzing the audio response waveform to determine whether the mobile device is being physically held by the user. In addition the operations may include performing a particular operation with respect to the action request based on the determination as to whether the mobile device is being held by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Shipeng Xu
  • Patent number: 10798367
    Abstract: A third imaging unit including a pixel not having a polarization characteristic is interposed between a first imaging unit and a second imaging unit including a pixel having a polarization characteristic for each of a plurality of polarization directions. A depth map is generated from a viewpoint of the first imaging unit by matching processing using a first image generated by the first imaging unit and a second image generated by the second imaging unit A normal map is generated on the basis of a polarization state of the first image. Integration processing of the depth map and the normal map is performed and a depth map with a high accuracy is generated. The depth map generated by the map integrating unit is converted into a map from a viewpoint of the third imaging unit, and an image free from deterioration can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Hirasawa, Yuhi Kondo, Ying Lu, Ayaka Nakatani
  • Patent number: 10791282
    Abstract: A camera assembly for generating high dynamic range images. The camera assembly includes a sensor that images a portion of a local area, and a controller. The sensor includes a plurality of augmented pixels, each augmented pixel having a plurality of gates and at least some of the gates have a respective local storage location. An exposure interval of each augmented pixel is divided into intervals associated with the gates, and each local storage location stores image data during a respective interval. The controller reads out, after the exposure interval of each augmented pixel, the image data stored in the respective local storage locations of each augmented pixel to form intermediate images that each have a dynamic range. The controller then generates an image for the portion of the local area using the intermediate images, the image having a higher dynamic range than each of the intermediate images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fenwick & West LLP
    Inventors: Fengqiang Li, Michael Hall
  • Patent number: 10789762
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for estimating a parameter of a virtual screen are disclosed. The method includes determining first transformation parameters of virtual cameras relative to a reference camera of the virtual cameras based on transformation parameters of the virtual cameras relative to a physical pattern, determining second transformation parameters of the virtual cameras relative to the reference camera based on transformation parameters of the virtual cameras relative to a virtual pattern, and estimating a size parameter of a virtual screen based on the first transformation parameters and the second transformation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Kyung Nam, Hyoseok Hwang
  • Patent number: 10789512
    Abstract: A fusion decision processing section, based on a feature amount calculated by using a monochrome imaged image acquired by imaging a subject with an imaging section, and a color imaged image acquired by imaging the subject from a different point-of-view position with another imaging section, performs fusion decision as to whether or not deterioration of image quality is caused in fusion processing for producing a fusion image obtained by fusion of the monochrome imaged image and the color imaged image with the monochrome imaged image as a reference in a fusion processing section. Moreover, the fusion image data produced in the fusion processing section is selected in a case where deterioration of image quality is not caused in the fusion processing, and demosaic data produced in a demosaic processing section is selected in a case where the deterioration of the image quality is caused in the fusion processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Uchida, Masatoshi Yokokawa
  • Patent number: 10785458
    Abstract: A method at an image capture apparatus, the method including receiving, at the image capture apparatus, a trigger to begin image capture; based on the trigger, starting image capture for a fixed duration; and providing image capture data to a processing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Conrad Delbert Seaman, Ryan Michael Parker, Stephen West
  • Patent number: 10775486
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods that that mitigate avalanche photodiode (APD) blinding and allow for improved accuracy in the detection of a multi-return light signal. A blinding spot may occur due to saturation of a primary APD. The systems and methods include the incorporation of a redundant APD and the utilization of time diversity and space diversity. Detection by the APDs is activated by a bias signal. The redundant APD receives a time delayed bias signal compared to the primary APD. Additionally, the redundant APD is positioned off the main focal plane in order to attenuate an output of the redundant APD. With attenuation, the redundant APD may not saturate and may have a successful detection during the blinding spot of the primary APD. Embodiments may include multiple primary APDs and multiple secondary APDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Velodyne LIDAR, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran Kumar Gunnam, Nitinkumar Sagarbhai Barot, Rajesh Ramalingam Varadharajan, Roger Jullian Pinto, Kanke Gao
  • Patent number: 10769442
    Abstract: Techniques are generally described for scene change detection. A first and second histogram representing frames of a video may be received. A Euclidean distance between the first and second histogram may be determined. A third histogram of a third frame may be received. Values of the third histogram may be compared to corresponding values of a background model of the environment. A fourth frame and a fifth frame of image data of the video may be received. A flow value between a first block of pixels of the fourth frame and a corresponding second block of pixels of the fifth frame may be determined. The flow value may be determined based on a motion vector and a sum of absolute differences between the first and second block. A portion of the video may be streamed to a remote computing device if the flow value exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Siyi Ding, Xiaoran Wang, Manika Puri, Mashhour Solh, Philip James Taylor
  • Patent number: 10769802
    Abstract: An indoor distance measurement method includes, but is not limited to acquiring a horizontal distance between a camera on an Augmented Reality (AR) device and a target object and a height of the target object by using a direction sensor provided on an AR device. The method further includes, but is not limited to, superimposing and displaying the horizontal distance and the height of the target object on a real-world scene displayed by the AR device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GoerTek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fengkai Gao
  • Patent number: 10769807
    Abstract: A system for accurately determining a size of a pet includes receiving images of the pet (at least three images—front, side, and top are preferred). The system utilizes software (e.g. Artificial Intelligence) to determine a breed of the pet and base sizes of the pet, then the software further hones the base sizes by analysis of the images and, in some embodiments, data from returned merchandise. Once the size is determined, products are presented to the consumer that are in stock and available in the size of the pet. In some embodiments, images of the pet are overlaid with at least one of the products and displayed showing the product on the pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Pet3D Corp
    Inventor: Fabricio Saab Pereira
  • Patent number: 10771692
    Abstract: At least one combined image may be created from a plurality of images captured by a plurality of cameras. A sensor unit may receive the plurality of images from the plurality of cameras. At least one processor in communication with the sensor unit may correlate each received image with calibration data for the camera from which the image was received. The calibration data may comprise camera position data and characteristic data. The processor may combine at least two of the received images from at least two of the cameras into the at least one combined image by orienting the at least two images relative to one another based on the calibration data for the at least two cameras from which the images were received and merging the at least two aligned images into the at least one combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BOUNCE IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Pablo Alvarado-Moya, Laura Cabrera, Sietse Dijkstra, Francisco Aguilar
  • Patent number: 10769771
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that measure crop residue in a field from imagery of the field. In particular, the present subject matter is directed to systems and methods that include or otherwise leverage a machine-learned semantic segmentation model to determine a crop residue parameter value for a portion of a field based at least in part on imagery of such portion of the field captured by an imaging device. For example, the imaging device can be a camera positioned in a downward-facing direction and physically coupled to a work vehicle or an implement towed by the work vehicle through the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd., Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Luca Ferrari, John H. Posselius, James W. Henry, Taylor C. Bybee
  • Patent number: 10769456
    Abstract: A method for near-collision detection, including determining a risk map for a vehicle and automatically detecting a near-collision event with an object based on vehicle behavior relative to the risk map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nauto, Inc.
    Inventors: Suchitra Sathyanarayana, Ravi Kumar Satzoda, Stefan Heck
  • Patent number: 10762534
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and non-transitory media for consumer interfaces that are responsive to motion data are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system with one or more servers. The one or more servers may be configured to generate a consumer interface including a representation of an object that is responsive to the motion data generated by a motion sensor of a consumer device. The consumer interface may be provided to the consumer device to create the motion data and determine a motion data score. The motion data score may be used to determine promotion data parameters that define the terms of offered promotions. Promotion data parameters may be determined based on motion data performance in combination with consumer account data for programmatic relevance determination. Furthermore, the motion data received from the consumer device may be used to determine consumer account data or profile data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: John Blanchard, Vinayak Hegde, Daidrie Berry, Jairo Da Silva, Juan Pablo Podlech, Michael Merz, Ricardo Buquet
  • Patent number: 10761205
    Abstract: A system (1) and a method for finding the direction (?) of a target (6) in a detection plane, e.g. the azimuthal plane. The system comprises a plurality of transceivers (2a, 2b, 2c) which transmit continuous-wave radio signals (4) oriented in distinct main directions of transmission (5a, 5b, 5c) and receive a return radio signal (7) reflected from a target (6), wherein the transceivers have partially overlapping angular fields of view. A controller (9) analyzes the transmitted and return signals by calculating signal amplitudes associated with the return signals and determining the direction (?) of the target as a direction of a mean signal vector obtained from signal vectors having as a modulus the signal amplitudes of respective transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INXPECT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alessio Degani, Federico Papi, Filippo Parrini, Alessandro Spinetti
  • Patent number: 10750165
    Abstract: An object simulation unit for testing a camera objective has an optical axis and has a front side with respect to the optical axis at one side. The object simulation unit comprises a light exit surface at the front side of the object simulation unit, a coupling device that is adapted to couple the front side of the objection simulation unit to a light entry side of a camera objective, and a light beam generation device that has at least one light source and that is adapted to generate at least one light beam that passes through the light exit surface such that the at least one light beam apparently starts from a virtual object located at a distance from the light exit surface that is larger than the distance between the light beam generation device and the light exit surface. A diagnostic system may comprise such an object simulation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventor: Susanne Fiebig
  • Patent number: 10748303
    Abstract: A rearward lane display system includes an image sensor configured to capture one or more images including lane markers forward of a vehicle, one or more display mirrors, and a processor in communication with the image sensor and the display mirrors, where the processor is configured to process the one or more images to predict where the lane markers will appear rearward of the vehicle, and display representations of the predicted lane markers in the one or more display mirrors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Micah W. Terhaar, Andre J Rieder
  • Patent number: 10750114
    Abstract: This application relates to a method for controlling a curvature of an adjustable curved-surface display and a curved-surface display apparatus. The control method includes: capturing a scene picture information according to an image sensor mounted on a curved-surface display; calculating a location of a viewer in the scene picture information according to a processing unit; calculating an angle between the viewer and a central line of the curved-surface display according to the location; calculating optimal visual angle information according to the angle; and obtaining an optimal curvature according to the optimal visual angle information, to control a display surface bending distance of the curved-surface display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chia-Hang Lee
  • Patent number: 10746877
    Abstract: An imaging system for a land vehicle may include an imaging sensor, an evaluation device, and an output interface. The imaging sensor may be configured to acquire first signals and second signals, wherein the first signals are obtained via beam pulses provided by a first emitter and reflected on an object and the second signals are obtained via beam patterns provided by a second emitter and reflected on the objected. The evaluation device may be configured to obtain a first distance measurement based on the first signals and a second distance measurement based on the second signals. The evaluation device may also be configured to obtain a third distance measurement via a comparison of the first distance measurement and the second distance measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Christian Schaale
  • Patent number: 10740608
    Abstract: This application relates to techniques for obtaining wide area intermittent video (WAIV). Some embodiments disclosed herein include a method of obtaining WAIV. The method can include, for example, capturing images at a series of sensor stations having pre-determined locations along a flightline. The flightline can be repeated one or more times, where images are captured at the same sensor stations with each pass of the flightline. The captured images from the same sensor station may have replicated view geometry and may be co-registered and precisely aligned with pixel-level precision. The captured images from multiple sensor stations through time may also be displayed together based upon absolute or relative sensor station locations to create a temporal sequence of wide area intermittent video. The approach provides efficient methods for creating wide area video with reduced temporal imaging frame rates. Systems and devices for forming wide area intermittent video are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Lloyd Lawrence Arthur Coulter, Christopher Lippitt
  • Patent number: 10739395
    Abstract: There is provided an LDE testing system. The system has a test chamber, a test article, and a capacitor to inject current into the test article, to create a spark, emitting a spark spectral signature, and having a spark light intensity. The system has a digitally-controlled reference light source operable to emit a reference light source spectral signature simulating an observed spark spectral signature of sparking in tested test articles, and having a reference light source light intensity equivalent to an observed spark light intensity. The system has a camera to capture an image of the spark spectral signature, spark light intensity, reference light source spectral signature, and reference light source light intensity, a controller to digitally control the digitally-controlled reference light source, and a computer system to receive the image from the camera, and determine a passing or failing result of an LDE testing criteria for the test article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Shahriar Khosravani
  • Patent number: 10739784
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose a device with one or more processors which may be configured to translate a radio detection and ranging (RADAR) reference depth map into depth information in at least one image plane of at least one camera, to form a three-dimensional RADAR depth image. The 3D RADAR depth image includes a depth estimate of each pixel. The one or more processors may also be configured to initialize a RADAR-aided visual inertial odometer based on the depth estimates from the RADAR reference depth image to track the device position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventor: Urs Niesen
  • Patent number: 10739785
    Abstract: A pool cleaning system for cleaning debris from a submerged surface of a swimming pool includes a self-propelled pool cleaner having rotatably-mounted supports for supporting and guiding the cleaner on the pool surface; an electric motor for enabling the rotation of the rotatably-mounted supports on the pool surface; at least one camera to capture imagery of the pool surface; a controller, in electronic communication with the at least one camera, to determine a cleanliness characteristic of the pool surface on which the cleaner has passed based on the camera imagery and generate a control signal to direct movement of the cleaner based on the cleanliness characteristic of the pool surface, and a portable electronic device configured to present a graphic on a display, the graphic depicting the submerged surface of the pool and those portions of the surface that remain uncleaned as the cleaner traverses the pool surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AQUA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Kameshwar Durvasula, William Londono Correa
  • Patent number: 10733460
    Abstract: A method for safe route determination, including determining a geographic risk map for a geographic region, wherein the geographic risk map is determined based on a vehicle event dataset aggregated from a plurality of vehicles enabled with an onboard vehicle system, and automatically determining a route between two locations in the geographic region based on the geographic risk map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nauto, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Heck, Suchitra Sathyanarayana, Charles Hornbaker
  • Patent number: 10724792
    Abstract: A refrigerator and a food management method are provided. The refrigerator includes a main body that includes a storage. The refrigerator also includes a door configured to be hinged to the main body to rotate on a front side of one side of the storage and include a display. The refrigerator also includes a camera positioned on a front surface of the door and configured to photograph food to be recognized. The refrigerator also includes a controller configured to control the display, and the first camera. The controller is configured to display on the display a food name corresponding to an image of food, photographed by the first camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong-il Oh
  • Patent number: 10726270
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described that relate to managing videos relating to events. An example technique can include analyzing audio content captured by an audio capture component and associated with video content captured by an image capture component to facilitate determining whether a defined event exists in the audio content. The technique also can include, in response to determining that the defined event exists in the audio content based on the analyzing, determining whether the image capture component captured event-related video content related to the defined event based on a result of analyzing a first direction in which the defined event occurred relative to the audio capture component in relation to a second direction that the image capture component was facing while capturing the video content, in accordance with a defined match criterion, to facilitate determining whether to present, emphasize, or select at least the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Xinova, LLC
    Inventor: Seungil Kim
  • Patent number: 10717439
    Abstract: There is provided a traveling control system. The traveling control system includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire peripheral information of a self-vehicle, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire predetermined road information, a specifying unit configured to specify, based on the peripheral information acquired by the first acquisition unit, a width of a road on which the self-vehicle travels, and a control unit configured to perform traveling control based on a smaller one of a width of a road indicated by the road information acquired by the second acquisition unit and the width of the road specified by the specifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miura, Makoto Yuzawa
  • Patent number: 10706588
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a high precision method, model, and apparatus for calibrating the intrinsic camera parameter values of one or more intrinsic parameters of a camera. The intrinsic parameters include focal lengths, skew, optical center, and radial distortion coefficients. The practical implementation of the solution consists of a camera capturing several images of a planar calibration pattern from different viewpoints, and a computer implemented processing pipeline. The solution does not require additional human input and is robust to misdetection of the calibration pattern in some of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Second Spectrum, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Xavier Quentin Dubout, Horesh Beny Ben Shitrit
  • Patent number: 10699377
    Abstract: There is provided a method for blending a first image and a second image having overlapping fields of view. The first and the second images are blended in a blending region. A width of the blending region is selected based on similarity between a first set of camera parameters used when capturing the first image and a second set of camera parameters used when capturing the second image such that the width decreases with increasing similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Song Yuan, Hampus Linse
  • Patent number: 10687713
    Abstract: A diagnostic system 100 includes an acquiring unit 310 for acquiring a visible light image and an infrared image photographed by a camera, a first image processing unit 321 for specifying an area in the visible light image corresponding to a predetermined part of an animal photographed by the camera, a second image processing unit 322 for specifying an area in the infrared image corresponding to the area specified by the first image processing unit, and a diagnostic unit for diagnosing the animal based on a temperature at the area specified by the second image processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: OPTIM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10687408
    Abstract: A method of controlling a lighting device of a lighting system comprising a plurality of lighting devices, wherein the lighting device is controlled in such a way that a light effect is effectively handed over between the lighting devices such that a moving light effect can be rendered within the coverage area of the lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Valentinus René Engelen, Berent Willem Meerbeek, Jochen Renaat Van Ghelluwe, Tim Dekker, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Anthonie Hendrik Bergmall
  • Patent number: 10682956
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a data capture unit configured to capture image data obtained around a vehicle, and an image processor configured to apply image processing to a display image based on the image data. The display image is constituted of an n×m number of pixels arranged in a matrix on a display screen having first to n-th horizontal lines (n is an integer of 3 or more) extending in a horizontal direction and first to m-th perpendicular lines (m is an integer of 3 or more) extending in a perpendicular direction. The display image includes a first image area constituted of the pixels in the first to (k?1)th horizontal lines (k is an integer satisfying 2?k<n), and a second image area constituted of the pixels in the k-th to n-th horizontal lines. The image processor applies image compression processing to the second image area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Imatoh
  • Patent number: 10679073
    Abstract: A method for recognizing the shape of an object outside of a transportation vehicle, wherein a respective image is generated at at least two different measurement time points and at least one scanline is specified in a first one of the images and a corresponding scanline is specified in each other of the images, and for each scanline of the first image, a profile resulting along the scanline is determined and a corresponding profile is determined along the respective corresponding scanline of each other image, and by comparing the profile of each scanline of the first image to the respective corresponding profile of each other image a respective displacement distance resulting between the measurement time points of characteristic regions is determined, and a distinction is made of each characteristic region between object and background based on the determined displacement distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Dennis Loeben, Christoph Erfurth, Marek Musial
  • Patent number: 10679360
    Abstract: A mixed system for capturing motions of an object and its use method is disclosed. The mixed system includes at least one inertial sensor module and at least one optical marker mounted on the object, and at least two optical cameras. Each inertial sensor module measures inertial information and spatial attitude information, and each optical camera captures image information of the at least one optical marker. Based on the collected information, a receiving processor respectively generates inertia-based position information and optics-based position information, and further integrates the above information to obtain position information of the object. Integration may involve assignments of different weights to the inertia-based position information and the optics-based position information based on respective measurement errors of the at least one optical marker and the at least one inertial sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Noitom Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruoli Dai, Haoyang Liu, Longwei Li, Jinzhou Chen, Baojia Gui, Haotian Chen
  • Patent number: 10675536
    Abstract: A gaming system includes a light emitting diode (LED) array consisting of a plurality of LEDs. A controller individually controls each LED in the plurality of LEDs. A gaming app runs on a computing device that has a camera and display screen. The gaming app receives images from the camera. The image include an image of the LED array. The gaming app alters the image of the LED array to produce an altered image where one or more lit LEDs is replaced with a virtual object. The gaming app displays the altered image on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Song Chen
  • Patent number: 10674941
    Abstract: A position identifying unit is configured to identify the location of a monitored person in the horizontal direction and maximum height of the monitored person in the vertical direction on the basis of top-down image data acquired by an upper image sensor provided above a monitored area capturing an image of the monitored area and lateral image data acquired by a lateral image sensor provided along a side of the monitored area capturing an image of the monitored area. An event determining unit assesses a fall-related event for the monitored person on the basis of a location in the horizontal direction, a maximum height in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Tanaka, Fumiji Aita
  • Patent number: 10679335
    Abstract: An electronic component handler includes a region where an electronic component placement unit on which an electronic component is placed is capable of being disposed. A laser light source emits light toward the electronic component placement unit placed in the region. A capturing unit is capable of capturing an image of the electronic component and irradiated with the light. A processor determines the presence or absence of the electronic component in the electronic component placement unit based on the image. In the image, the processor sets a first candidate region and a second candidate region from an electronic component placement region which is a region where the electronic component is placed, determines a selected region by comparing the first candidate region and the second candidate region to each other, and performs the determination based on the selected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ishida, Yuya Kimura, Tatsunori Takahashi