With Camera And Object Moved Relative To Each Other Patents (Class 348/142)
  • Patent number: 10964054
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for positioning, an apparatus and a computer readable storage medium. The method includes acquiring a visual feature map of a geographic area located by a movable object. The visual feature map includes a first set of visual features. The method further includes acquiring at least one image captured by a camera coupled to the movable object during a motion of the movable object within the geographic area. The method further includes extracting a second set of visual features corresponding to the first set of visual features from the at least one image. In addition, the method further includes determining at least one pose of the movable object during the motion at least based on the visual feature map and the second set of visual features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingsen Zheng, Shichun Yi, Xiaolong Yang, Shiyu Song, Fangfang Dong
  • Patent number: 10963940
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are described that leverage computer vision as part of search to expand functionality of a computing device available to a user and increase operational computational efficiency as well as efficiency in user interaction. In a first example, user interaction with items of digital content is monitored. Computer vision techniques are used to identify digital images in the digital content, objects within the digital images, and characteristics of those objects. This information is used to assign a user to a user segment of a user population which is then used to control output of subsequent digital content to the user, e.g., recommendations, digital marketing content, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Robinson Piramuthu, Timothy Samuel Keefer, Ashmeet Singh Rekhi, Padmapriya Gudipati, Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Shuai Zheng, Md Atiq ul Islam, Nicholas Anthony Whyte, Giridharan Iyengar
  • Patent number: 10949688
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes an imaging unit that captures an image including a monitoring target person in an interior compartment of a vehicle, a monitoring unit that detects a monitoring target part of the monitoring target person based on the image captured by the imaging unit and monitors a state of the monitoring target person based on a detected target part position serving as a position of the detected monitoring target part, and a display unit that is provided in the interior compartment of the vehicle and displays visual information representing a relative position of the detected target part position with respect to a preset appropriate monitoring position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Katsumata, Kiyoshi Nasu, Hidekazu Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10919450
    Abstract: An image display device includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a rearview and a sideview from a host vehicle, and a display unit configured to display, as a display image, a captured image captured by the image capturing unit or a generated image generated based on the captured image. The display unit includes a first area for displaying the display image that includes an area to the rearview of the host vehicle and a second area, being arranged adjacent to the first area, for displaying the display image that includes an area to the sideview of the host vehicle, and the displayed image displayed in the second area is image-processed in such a manner that an aspect ratio changes with respect to an aspect ratio of the display image displayed in the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya Seki, Eisuke Konishi, Koichi Mizutani, Masayuki Murakoshi
  • Patent number: 10897562
    Abstract: An imaging device includes, an element installation plane configured to install light emitting elements in a plane perpendicular to an optical axis. The element installation plane includes a first installation position relatively long in distance from an optical axis of a lens unit and a second installation position relatively short in distance therefrom. At least one of the light emitting elements is installed at the second installation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10882468
    Abstract: A composite panoramic vision system utilized onboard a work vehicle includes a display device, a vehicle-mounted camera array, and a controller. The vehicle-mounted camera array includes, in turn, first and second vehicle cameras having partially overlapping fields of view and positioned to capture first and second camera feeds, respectively, of the work vehicle's exterior environment from different first vantage points. During operation of the composite panoramic vision system, the controller receives the first and second camera feeds from the first and second cameras, respectively; generates a composite panoramic image of the work vehicle's exterior environment from at least the first and second camera feeds; and then presents the composite panoramic image on the display device for viewing by an operator of the work vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Nathaniel M. Czarnecki, John M. Hageman, Michael G. Kean
  • Patent number: 10863090
    Abstract: A control apparatus obtains the moving speed of an object, and controls, based on the moving speed of the object, an image capturing unit configured to capture the object such that first image capturing for performing image capturing without following the object or second image capturing for performing image capturing while following the object is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kentaro Kogure
  • Patent number: 10862947
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhancing streaming performance through controlled and selectively-applied reductions in the color depth of streamed video content. In various embodiments, the method includes receiving, at a streaming media server, a request transmitted over a communications network to stream video content to a client media receiver. In response to this request, a streaming video session is initiated between the client media receiver and the streaming media server. During the streaming video session, the streaming media server obtains the video content as video input data having an original color depth; generates an encoded video stream from the video input data, while selectively reducing a color depth of the encoded video stream; and transmits the encoded video stream over the communications network to the client media receiver. The streaming media server repeats the steps of generating and transmitting until termination of the streaming video session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA PVT LTD
    Inventor: Arjun Jayachandran
  • Patent number: 10812712
    Abstract: Systems and methods may include a camera mode circuit receiving input from a plurality of sensors, determining camera modes available for camera activation, selecting one of the available camera modes by using received input from the plurality of sensors, evaluating input received from the plurality of sensors to determine the current condition of the vehicle and selecting a camera mode based on the determine current condition of the vehicle, selecting one or more cameras from which images are to be displayed based on the selected camera mode and mapping images from the selected cameras to one or more displays within the vehicle, and displaying the images from the selected cameras according to the mapping in response to an activation event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Varun J. Prabhakar, Paxton S. Williams
  • Patent number: 10762913
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a device from a first media device, audio data and image information. The audio information indicates vibrations of an object caused by sound in a vicinity of the object. The method includes generating, at the device, an audio signal based on the audio data. The method includes transmitting the audio signal from the device to a second media device conditioned upon a quality of the audio signal satisfying a threshold. Conditioned upon the quality of the audio signal failing to satisfy the threshold, the method further includes generating audio information based on the vibrations, generating audio content associated with the first media device from the audio information, and transmitting the audio content from the device to the second media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L. P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Michael Lattanzi, Steven Belz, Constance Missimer
  • Patent number: 10737624
    Abstract: A viewing device for a vehicle is provided with plural cameras, an image generation unit, a display and a switching control unit. The plural cameras have different imaging ranges. On the basis of captured images from one or a plural number of the cameras, the image generation unit generates plural viewing images that differ in at least one of viewpoint or viewing angle. The display displays the viewing images. The switching control unit is capable of switching a viewing image being displayed at the display to another of the viewing images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kumon, Yasunobu Takahashi, Yuto Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 10742852
    Abstract: Highly accurate estimation results are obtained even though cameras used for shape estimation of an object are distributed in accordance with a plurality of points of interest. The image processing apparatus of the present invention includes: an estimation unit configured to estimate an object shape of an object within a multi-viewpoint video image captured by each of a plurality of camera groups in units of camera groups; and an integration unit configured to integrate estimation results of the object shapes estimated in units of camera groups based on a camera map indicating a position relationship between common image capturing areas in each of the plurality of camera groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasufumi Takama
  • Patent number: 10733750
    Abstract: An optical characteristics measuring method for measuring optical characteristics of a subject, the optical characteristics measuring method including: a step of acquiring one or more captured images including the subject, using an image capturing apparatus that is located at a predetermined distance from the subject, and is configured to be displaceable relative to the subject, while maintaining the predetermined distance; and a step of creating, based on the one or more captured images thus acquired, a virtual image including the subject and acquired from one or more analysis points each located at a position other than a position on a plane that includes the trajectory of the image capturing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Nishida, Yoshi Enami, Nobuyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10719956
    Abstract: A camera parameter estimation apparatus 10 estimates camera parameters when an object is photographed by a camera. The camera parameter estimation apparatus 10 is provided with: a parameter calculation unit 20 configured to divide an error function representing a transformation between at least six sets of three-dimensional points relating to the object and two-dimensional points on an image that correspond to the respective three-dimensional points into a plurality of subproblems based on dependency among the camera parameters and the flatness of distribution of the three-dimensional points, and to calculate optimal solution candidates in the respective subproblems; and a parameter optimization unit 30 configured, with the optimal solution candidates as initial values, to find an optimal solution for minimizing an error obtained by the error function, and to output the found optimal solution as an optimal camera parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gaku Nakano
  • Patent number: 10715728
    Abstract: An imaging detector includes an image detection device that includes an array of digital pixels, each digital pixel including an output that provides a pulse each time a charged stored in the digital pixel exceeds a threshold, an accelerometer connected to the image detection device, and a readout integrated circuit (ROIC) connected to the accelerometer and connected to the output of each of the digital pixels and that receives pulses from each pixel. The ROIC includes a plurality of accumulators. Each of the plurality of accumulators associated with a respective digital pixel is configured to receive a pulse from a first digital pixel of the array of digital pixels and to assign the received pulse to an accumulator associated with another digital pixel of the array based on information received from the accelerometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: Anthony J. Ragucci
  • Patent number: 10708617
    Abstract: Methods and systems for evaluating a search area for encoding video are provided. The method comprises receiving video captured by an image capture device, the video comprising video frame components. Additionally, the method comprises receiving optical flow field data associated with the video frame component, wherein at least a portion of the optical flow field data is captured by sensors. The method also comprises determining a search area based on the optical flow field data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yannan Wu, Xiaozheng Tang, Wei Chen, Zisheng Cao, Mingyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10697755
    Abstract: Methodology for calibrating a rotating mirror system includes: measuring a normal of a first fiducial of the mirror system; measuring vectors to a second fiducial of the mirror system, each vector being measured at a different angle of rotation about an azimuth axis of rotation of the mirror system; calculating the azimuth axis of rotation using the measured vectors; creating a base coordinate system from the measured first fiducial normal and the calculated azimuth axis of rotation; and for each of a first mirror and a second mirror of the mirror system, measuring normals of the mirror at multiple angles of rotation, calculating an axis of rotation of the mirror using the measured normals, creating a mirror coordinate system from the measured normals and the calculated axis of rotation of the mirror, and calculating a translation and rotation matrix from the mirror coordinate system to the base coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Peters, Chapin T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10700427
    Abstract: A system includes one or more antennas; and a processor to control a directionality of the antennas in communication with a predetermined target using 5G protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 10688932
    Abstract: A viewing device for a vehicle is provided with plural cameras, an image generation unit, a display and a switching control unit. The plural cameras have different imaging ranges. On the basis of captured images from one or a plural number of the cameras, the image generation unit generates plural viewing images that differ in at least one of viewpoint or viewing angle. The display displays the viewing images. The switching control unit is capable of switching a viewing image being displayed at the display to another of the viewing images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kumon, Yasunobu Takahashi, Yuto Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 10692299
    Abstract: A mobile device is fitted with a camera and an extended reality (XR) software application program executing on a processor within an XR system. Via the XR software application program, various techniques are performed for manipulating virtual objects in an XR environment. In a first technique, the XR software application program facilitates the movement of a virtual object from a first location to a second location. In a second technique, the XR software application program facilitates the rotation of a virtual object. In a third technique, the XR software application program facilitates the scaling of a virtual object along one or more axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Devin Bhushan, Jesse Chor, Glen Wong
  • Patent number: 10684362
    Abstract: Through discrimination of the scattered signal polarization state, a lidar system measures a distance through semi-transparent media by the reception of single or multiple scattered signals from a scattering medium. Combined and overlapped single or multiple scattered light signals from the medium can be separated by exploiting varying polarization characteristics. This removes the traditional laser and detector pulse width limitations that determine the system's operational bandwidth, translating relative depth measurements into the conditions of two surface timing measurements and achieving sub-pulse width resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, ASTRA LITE, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Thayer, Andrew W. Gisler, Steven Mitchell, Matthew Hayman
  • Patent number: 10666878
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMs) optical device that is operable to switch an optical image input path between first and second optical image output paths. A spectral imaging sensor is aligned with the first optical image output path and an imaging sensor is aligned with the second optical image output path. A multiplexing controller is configured to selectively operate the MEMs optical device to alternatingly collect spectral image data from the spectral imaging sensor and image data from the imaging sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Fourspring, Matthew Pellechia, Jeffrey D. Newman
  • Patent number: 10664127
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a system includes a processor operable to receive, from a client device, a user selection of 360-degree media content to display on a display device that is separate from the client device. The processor is further operable to provide the selected 360-degree media content for display on the display device. The processor is further operable to receive motion data from the client device, the motion data indicating motion of the client device. The processor is further operable to provide instructions to adjust a viewing direction within the 360-degree media content displayed on the display device according to the received motion data from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lawrence Anker, Michael Paul Mastrangelo, Ryan Casey
  • Patent number: 10621786
    Abstract: The disclosed teachings disclose a method, apparatus, and system for generating a virtual wall in an augmented reality (AR) environment to simulate art displays. In particular, an AR environment may be generated based upon data representing the physical environment. Additionally, virtual artwork may be positioned on a virtual wall corresponding to a physical wall in the physical environment. The AR environment may further facilitate the selection, modification, and purchase of the simulated artwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nitin Shantharam, Christin Chi, Patrick John Kelleher, Ravi Theja Karnatakam, Christine Torrefranca Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10616620
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an interface and a processor. The interface may be configured to receive (i) a spherical video stream and (ii) data from a playback device to determine a region of interest. The processor may be configured to (a) generate an encoded spherical video stream from the spherical video stream, (b) select a target area for one or more upcoming frames of the encoded spherical video stream corresponding to the region of interest, (c) encode the target area using first parameters, (d) encode a remaining area of the encoded spherical video stream outside of the target area using second parameters and (e) present the one or more upcoming frames to the playback device. Encoding using the first parameters may have a different bitrate than using the second parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ambarella International LP
    Inventor: Moshe Doron
  • Patent number: 10605669
    Abstract: The infrared detector acquires measurement information which is obtained by measuring infrared radiant energy amount in a measuring range including a mobile terminal; acquires information indicating a reference temperature; detects infrared radiant energy distribution area indicating an area where the infrared radiant energy amount corresponding to the mobile terminal is measured out of the measuring range, based on measurement information; and calibrates a conversion table for converting infrared radiant energy amount to a temperature value based on infrared radiant energy amount in the detected infrared radiant energy distribution area and the reference temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Kohashi, Hiroko Sugimoto, Yoichi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10600290
    Abstract: Examples of devices, systems, and methods to automatically generate haptics based on visual odometry are disclosed. In one example, a video having a plurality of frames is received and an optical flow estimate between a first frame from the plurality of frames and a second frame from the plurality of frames is created. In this example, the second frame is subsequent to the first frame. An apparent movement of a stationary object between the first frame and the second frame is detected based at least in part on the optical flow estimate in this example and at least one haptic effect corresponding to the apparent movement of the stationary object is generated based at least in part on the optical flow estimate. The generated haptic effect(s) may be output to a haptic file or a haptic output device, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Liwen Wu, Jamal Saboune, Paige Raynes
  • Patent number: 10586339
    Abstract: A measuring device 101 measures the spin of a spherical body. A templater 102 acquires a template image in which the spherical body is captured from a video in which the spherical body is captured or a photographic image in which the spherical body is captured under photographing conditions comparable to the vireo. A clipper 103 extracts a region similar to the template image from the video and acquires multiple clipped images having the center position and size matched. A calculator 104 calculates and arranges in the chronological order similarities/dissimilarities between the clipped images to acquire a matrix. An estimator 105 estimates the spin of the spherical body from the distribution of elements in the matrix of similarities/dissimilarities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: RIKEN
    Inventors: Takashi Ijiri, Himeno Ryutaro
  • Patent number: 10535191
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying and labeling distinct objects within 3-D images of environments in which vehicles operate, to thereby generate training data used to train models that autonomously control and/or operate vehicles, are disclosed. A 3-D image may be presented from various perspective views (in some cases, dynamically), and/or may be presented with a corresponding 2-D environment image in a side-by-side and/or a layered manner, thereby allowing a user to more accurately identify groups/clusters of data points within the 3-D image that represent distinct objects. Automatic identification/delineation of various types of objects depicted within 3-D images, automatic labeling of identified/delineated objects, and automatic tracking of objects across various frames of a 3-D video are disclosed. A user may modify and/or refine any automatically generated information. Further, at least some of the techniques described herein are equally applicable to 2-D images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Luminar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prateek Sachdeva, Dmytro Trofymov
  • Patent number: 10536666
    Abstract: A system for transmitting camera data may include (i) identifying at least two streams of video data that are each produced by a different video source, (ii) receiving a set of at least two frames of video data that includes exactly one frame from each of the at least two streams of video data, (iii) placing, within an image, the set of at least two frames of video data received from the at least two streams of video data, and (iv) transmitting the image that includes the set of at least two frames of video data received from the at least two streams of video data via a single transmission channel. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Enders Robertson
  • Patent number: 10516876
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques related to matching features between a dynamic vision sensor and one or both of a dynamic projector or another dynamic vision sensor are discussed. Such techniques include casting a light pattern with projected features having differing temporal characteristics onto a scene and determining the correspondence(s) based on matching changes in detected luminance and temporal characteristics of the projected features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Richmond Hicks
  • Patent number: 10493916
    Abstract: An image, such as a frame of video, is captured by a single camera positioned on a vehicle to capture a scene external to the vehicle. A first image manipulation is performed on a first region of the image to generate a first manipulated region. A second image manipulation is performed on a second region of the image to generate a second manipulated region. The second region is different from the first region. The second image manipulation is different from the first image manipulation. A manipulated image including the first manipulated region and the second manipulated region is generated by a processor and displayed on a display in the cabin of the vehicle. In this way, central, left, and right regions of the image can be manipulated differently to aid the driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yuesheng Lu
  • Patent number: 10484614
    Abstract: An apparatus for observing a fine object is disclosed. The observation apparatus includes: a camera configured to capture each of a plurality of fine objects contained in at least some of a plurality of partitioned wells of a plate; a drive unit configured to allow the camera to relatively move with respect to the plate in such a manner that the camera scans the plate; and a controller configured to control the drive unit in such a manner that the camera captures only at least some wells having the plurality of fine objects from among the plurality of wells. The controller determines a shortest movement route of the camera on the basis of a position of at least some wells having the plurality of fine objects, and controls the drive unit in such a manner that the camera moves in the determined shortest movement route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Woo-Keun Kim
  • Patent number: 10400416
    Abstract: A method for the autonomous anchoring of foundations for offshore structures consisting of a self-floating concrete caisson manufactured in a floating dock, capable of being towed to their final location, provided with internal vertical cells, which are divided into cells that are interconnected with each other and equipped with emptying and filling devices that allow the regulation of the ballast level for anchoring when they are filled with seawater. This method comprises the following stages: constraining the foundation, fastening and mooring by at least three tugboats pulling radially on the foundation to be anchored from at least 3 different directions; connecting the different sensors needed for controlling the operation with a control unit; gradual and controlled sinking of the foundation until it reaches its position of installation on the seabed; and final ballasting of the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: DRACE INFRAESTRUCTURAS, S.A.
    Inventors: Carlos Jesús Polimón Olabarrieta, Miguel Eguiagaray Garcia, Rafael Molina Sanchez, Miguel Angel Cabrerizo Morales, Alberto Rodriguez Moreno
  • Patent number: 10394237
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for perceiving roadway conditions from fused sensor data. Aspects of the invention use a combination of different types of cameras mounted to a vehicle to achieve visual perception for autonomous driving of the vehicle. Each camera in the combination of cameras generates sensor data by sensing at least part of the environment around the vehicle. The sensor data form each camera is fused together into a view of the environment around the vehicle. Sensor data from each camera (and, when appropriate, each other type of sensor) is fed into a central sensor perception chip. The central sensor perception chip uses a sensor fusion algorithm to fuse the sensor data into a view of the environment around the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Wei Xu, Fazal Urrahman Syed, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Scott Vincent Myers
  • Patent number: 10362228
    Abstract: An aerial vehicle platform includes an aerial vehicle, a gimbal coupled to the aerial vehicle, and a camera mounted to the gimbal. An attitude sensing system includes an inertial measurement unit to sense attitude and an attitude adjustment module to generate an attitude adjustment for adjusting the sensed attitude to compensate for drift error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Gubler, Garance Bruneau, Axel Murguet, Pascal Gohl
  • Patent number: 10337714
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing defining an interior volume. The luminaire also includes a lamp within the interior volume and configured to emit light. Additionally, the luminaire includes a wireless antenna positioned within the interior volume, configured to transmit or receive a wireless signal along a first direction, and configured to be operatively coupled to an access point. The wireless antenna can be entirely within the interior volume. The luminaire can include a first reflective surface within the interior volume and configured to redirect the wireless signal. The lamp can be configured to be electrically coupled to a power inserter that powers the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CSC HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Alexander, Robert Anderson, Alvin Clark
  • Patent number: 10298826
    Abstract: Mechanisms for spatially isolating a region of interest (ROI) in a scene. A first sensor generates sensor data that quantifies energy received from a scene within a field of view (FOV) of the first sensor to generate a real-time FOV full motion video. A processor analyzes the sensor data to identify a first ROI during a wait period of a frame period of the first sensor. A first subset of micromirrors in a micromirror array that is directed toward the scene is identified. The first subset of micromirrors receives energy from the first ROI. A micromirror in the first subset is controlled to move from a primary position of the at least one micromirror to a first tilt position of the micromirror to reflect the energy from the first ROI toward a second sensor, the first ROI being spatially isolated from the real-time FOV full motion video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Calvin L. Powell, Mark T. Myers, Trisha Fish
  • Patent number: 10274715
    Abstract: Accurate, reliable, and robust laser-based autofocus solutions are presented for through-the-lens microscope applications using slides or micro-titer plates. The laser-based autofocus solutions solve many of the problems that have arisen due to multiple reflective surfaces at varying distances relative to a sample of interest. The laser-based autofocus solutions provide a unique solution to resolve the ambiguity caused by these multiple reflective surfaces by using an image-based approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CELLOMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Albert Kuhn, Kim Anthony Ippolito, Dirk John Vandenberg, III
  • Patent number: 10275684
    Abstract: An authentication method and apparatus, and a method and apparatus for training a recognizer are provided. The authentication method may include determining whether authentication of an input image succeeds by comparing a similarity associated with an intermediate layer to a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seungju Han, Byungin Yoo, Jaejoon Han
  • Patent number: 10248876
    Abstract: A method of determining a summation of pixel characteristics for a rectangular region of a digital image includes determining if a base address for a data element in an integral image buffer is aligned for an SIMD operation by a processor embedded in an electronic assembly configured to perform Haar-like feature calculations. The data element represents a corner of the rectangular region of an integral image. The integral image is a representation of the digital image. The integral image is formed by data elements stored in the integral image buffer. The data element is loaded from the integral image buffer to the processor when the base address is aligned for the SIMD operation. An offset data element of an offset integral image is loaded from an offset integral buffer when the base address is non-aligned for the SIMD operation. The offset data element represents the corner of the rectangular region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Deepak Kumar Poddar, Pramod Kumar Swami
  • Patent number: 10163341
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a stereoscopic sensor comprising: a first camera pair for capturing a first and a second image wherein the stereoscopic sensor is adapted to monitor and define a main surveillance zone in a surveillance plane at a predetermined distance from the stereoscopic sensor, said main surveillance zone comprising a first and a second surveillance zone and the first camera pair defines a first surveillance zone with a primary coverage in a first direction and a secondary coverage in a second direction wherein the stereoscopic sensor further comprises a second camera pair for capturing a first and a second image, said images being processable into a height image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Kapsch TrafficCom AB
    Inventors: Göran Boström, Björn Crona
  • Patent number: 10165222
    Abstract: Video capture is described in which the video frame rate is based on an estimate of motion periodicity. In one example, a period of motion of a moving object is determined at a sensor device. A frame capture rate of a video camera that is attached to the moving object is adjusted based on the period of motion. Video frames are captured at the adjusted frame rate, and the captured video frames are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stanley J. Baran, Barnan Das, Richmond Hicks
  • Patent number: 10161745
    Abstract: Provided is a real-time-measurement projection device which can measure a distance to a changing target object in real time, and, particularly, can appropriately perform projection and mapping on a changing target object. A real-time-measurement projection device includes a projection device that projects pattern light including a pattern image onto a projection target, an imaging device that electronically acquires a captured image of the projection target irradiated with the pattern light for each pixel for a predetermined exposure time, and a calculation device that calculates a distance to each point of the projection target by contrasting data of the captured image with data of the pattern image, in which the imaging device temporally deviates a start point and an end point of the predetermined exposure time for each pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Fuchikami
  • Patent number: 10125961
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a light bulb may include a base adapted to be coupled to a power socket, lighting circuitry supporting at least one lighting element to provide illumination, a communication element to exchange information with at least one remote device, and a receiving portion. An extendable sensor mount may include a first end attached to be attached to the receiving portion of the light bulb and a second end, opposite the first end, extendable with respect to the light bulb. A sensor may be coupled to the second end of the extendable sensor mount, and data collected by the sensor may be transmitted to the at least one remote device via the communication element of the light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Linkbee, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Slosberg, Nagendra Cherukupalli, Michael R. Loeb
  • Patent number: 10052600
    Abstract: A system for analyzing feed mixtures, which comprises: a mixing apparatus suitable for containing a plurality of feeds and comprising a mixing means suitable for mixing said plurality of feeds so as to define a feed mixture; a sensing means suitable for acquiring chemical and/or physical parameters of the feed mixture; and a processing unit connected to the sensing means. The sensing means comprises at least an image acquisition device and the processing unit is configured to determine the degree of homogeneity of the feed mixture and/or configured to determine the length of the fibers included in the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: DINAMICA GENERALE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Bresciani
  • Patent number: 9990750
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to geographical image applications. A user may transition between nadir and street level imagery using unstitched oblique imagery. Oblique images offer a rich set of views of a target location and provide a smooth transition to or from other images such as nadir photographs taken by satellites or street level photographs taken by ground level users. Using unstitched oblique images avoids artifacts that may be introduced when stitching together one or more images. This allows an application to display images to a user and create the illusion of three dimensional motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tilman Reinhardt, Stephane Lafon, Andrew Timothy Szybalski
  • Patent number: 9964496
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the quality assessment of a component produced by means of an additive manufacturing method. In the course of the method, it is checked first of all whether the component violates predetermined absolute limits in order to rule out the existence of serious malfunctions in the additive manufacturing process. Subsequently, a component-dependent targeting process is determined. On the basis of this targeting process, the limits for deviations are established and deviating actual values of the component are isolated and assessed by means of various parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Thomas Hess, Alexander Ladewig
  • Patent number: 9904856
    Abstract: A method for detecting a target object in a blind area of a vehicle is provided by embodiments of the application. The method includes: acquiring at least one frame of an image generated by shooting a blind area of a vehicle by a shooting device; extracting an image feature of an area where at least one predetermined detection gate is located in the image; and matching the image feature of the area where the predetermined detection gate is located with a matching template of the predetermined detection gate to determine a target object. An apparatus for detecting a target object in a blind area of a vehicle is further provided by embodiments of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: NEUSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Chengwei Duan, Huai Yuan
  • Patent number: 9900404
    Abstract: The operational status of devices (such as routers, gateways, etc.) may be determined automatically, without the need for a user to look up status lights or sounds in a manual. A particular device may be automatically identified (e.g., by image recognition techniques), and the operational status may also be automatically identified. For example, a user device may capture an image, video, and/or audio of the device, and may automatically identify an operational status of the device based on the captured image, video, and/or audio. A message and/or suggested set of actions may also be presented to the user, which may indicate the operational status and instructions for one actions that the user may perform to improve the operational status of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: James Mathison, Peter Li