With Camera And Object Moved Relative To Each Other Patents (Class 348/142)
  • Patent number: 11381699
    Abstract: Disclosed is a printing device including: a finger stage which has a nail rest, having an identifier, to place a tip of a nail, the nail being a printing target, and on which a finger corresponding to the nail is placed; and at least one camera which obtains an image from a first direction and an image from a second direction. The identifier which detects a position of the nail is provided on one surface of the nail rest such that the identifier does not exist in the image from the first direction but the identifier exists in the image from the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11372443
    Abstract: The present application discloses a display device. The display device comprises: a displaying component, an imaging component, and a placement region indicating component, wherein, the imaging component establishes a communication connection with the displaying component, the placement region indicating component is configured to indicate a placement region of an object to be imaged, an imaging region of the imaging component being the placement region as indicated by the placement region indicating component, the imaging component is configured to image the object to be imaged which is located within the placement region, and the displaying component is configured to display an image generated by the imaging component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Sun, Zijun Liu
  • Patent number: 11340062
    Abstract: In a device for optically measuring the external-thread profile of a pipe, comprising a support for the pipe to be measured and an optical measuring unit including at least one measuring device comprising a light source and a camera arranged in the optical path of the light source for recording a silhouette image of the external-thread profile, wherein the optical measuring unit is, in particular rigidly, mounted on a carrier element pivotally held about three spatial axes, the optical measuring unit comprises at least two measuring devices whose optical paths cross each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: VOESTALPINE TUBULARS GMBH & CO KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Klarner, Reinhard Leitner, Peter Winkler, Hannes Karner
  • Patent number: 11288821
    Abstract: A system includes at least one dynamically configurable tracking device, receiving a video stream and, adapted for detection and automatic tracking of at least one target by analysis of the video stream; a calculator of a metric performance value of the tracking device; a configuration parameter corrector of the tracking device as a function of the metric performance value; and a dynamic configurator of the tracking device by applying the corrected configuration parameter. It further includes at least one device for measurement of at least one value representative of a demand for hardware resources by the tracking device, and the calculator is adapted to calculate the metric performance value starting from the measured value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Bull SAS
    Inventors: Florent Trolat, Sophie Guegan-Marat
  • Patent number: 11281913
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a video surveillance system and method for performing display-based video analytics on video streams provided by internet protocol (IP) cameras and/or a video management system (VMS) over an IP network. Display-based video analytics can perform video analytics on the video streams without a direct connection to the IP network. Because the display-based video analytics can perform video analytics on the video streams without being directly connected to the IP network, the display-based video analytics can be more readily implemented in video surveillance systems with secure IP networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wengrovitz, Joseph R. Mazzarella
  • Patent number: 11273373
    Abstract: A system and method are described for combining multiple views of a video game or application into a single video stream (or set of video streams). For example, a system according to one embodiment comprises: a plurality of application/video game instances executed for a particular multi-player video game or application on a hosting service, the application/video game instances being executed in response to control signals received from a plurality of clients; compositing logic executed at the hosting service to combine video streams generated by each of the application/video game instances into a single video stream for a first one of the clients; and compression logic to compress the single video stream with low latency such that the user of the first one of the clients has the perception that the video game or application is being executed locally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Cotter
  • Patent number: 11219979
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a work process in which a workpiece is worked on by a tool, the method comprising: providing an irregular pattern of indicia remote from the workpiece and the tool; imaging the indicia by an imaging device carried by the workpiece and thereby estimating the location of the workpiece with respect to the indicia; imaging the indicia by an imaging device carried by the tool and thereby estimating the location of the tool with respect to the indicia; and correlating the location of the workpiece and the tool to estimate an operation performed by the tool on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Mo-Sys Engineering Limited
    Inventors: Michael Paul Alexander Geissler, Martin Peter Parsley
  • Patent number: 11214190
    Abstract: A headlamp control device estimates, in a case where an ambient illuminance of a subject vehicle is equal to or lower than a predetermined switching illuminance when a state of a headlamp is the ON state, a time required for the subject vehicle to travel to an entrance of a tunnel in front of the subject vehicle, as a first time, switches, in a case where the first time is longer than a first determination time, the headlamp state from a low-beam state to a high-beam state, and, keeps, in a case where the first time is equal to or shorter than the first determination time, the headlamp state as the low-beam state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomonari Sawada, Fumio Inoue
  • Patent number: 11210532
    Abstract: An off-road vehicle that travels on the off-road ground includes: a sensor group configured to detect unevenness of the ground; a camera configured to capture the unevenness of the ground; a ground unevenness degree calculation unit configured to calculate a ground unevenness degree indicating an unevenness degree of the ground based on an input parameter; an input parameter setting unit configured to set, as the input parameter, data selected from among data detected by the sensor group and image data captured by the camera; an unevenness-position data generation unit configured to associate the actual vehicle position with the ground unevenness degree to generate ground unevenness-position data; and a data storage unit configured to store the ground unevenness-position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Kawamoto, Akira Tominaga, Yuji Ishii
  • Patent number: 11189921
    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: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 11189922
    Abstract: A system includes one or more antennas; and a processor coupled to the antennas in communication with a predetermined target using 5G protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 11181370
    Abstract: A total station configured for receiving from a camera a first image captured in a first face and a second image captured in a second face, wherein in the second face the camera is rotated around the optical axis by between 170° and 190° compared to the first face, receiving at least one of an azimuthal angle pair and an elevative angle pair, said azimuthal angle pair comprising a first azimuthal angle and a second azimuthal angle, and said elevative angle pair comprising a first elevative angle a second elevative angle, matching the first image and the second image with a relative rotation and a relative translation, determining the relative rotation of the matched first image and second image, determining the relative translation of the matched first image and second image, based on the respective angle pair, the relative rotation, the relative translation, and determining an instrument error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Norbert Kotzur, Hannes Maar
  • Patent number: 11157722
    Abstract: A security system includes a camera having a field of vision. The camera sends image frames to a machine readable memory. A processor is accessible to the machine readable memory. The processor performs acts of receiving from the camera a plurality of frames; detecting an object entering the field of vision; determining whether the object is a person; tracking a moving path of the person; and performing facial recognition on the person using at least one of the plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Kelsey L Bruso, Carlos T Cardoso
  • Patent number: 11138740
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image processing method, an image processing apparatus, an electronic device, and a computer-readable storage medium. The image processing method of the embodiment of the present disclosure is for an electronic device. The method includes: acquiring a depth image of a current user, and acquiring a three-dimensional (3D) background image of a scene populated by the current user; performing edge extraction on the 3D background image to acquire depth data, in the 3D background image, of edge pixels of a target object in the 3D background image; determining whether the current user collides with the target object in the scene based on the depth image of the current user and the depth data of the edge pixels of the target object; and performing a predetermined operation on the electronic device in response to that the current user collides with the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xueyong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11128045
    Abstract: A system includes a transceiver to communicate with a predetermined target; one or more antennas coupled to the transceiver each electrically or mechanically steerable to the predetermined target; and an edge processing module coupled to the transceiver and one or more antennas to provide low-latency computation for the predetermined target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 11120070
    Abstract: A visual search system detects one or more user-selected objects represented in an image. A first group of attributes for the user-selected objects is identified. A category for the user-selected objects is identified, and a second group of pre-defined attributes associated with the category is retrieved. The first and second groups of attributes are combined into an attributes set. The combined set of attributes are presented to the user. The user selects one or more attributes and a search is performed to identify images similar to the user-selected attributes. The images are ranked and a subset is presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Li Huang, Meenaz Merchant, Houdong Hu, Arun Sacheti
  • Patent number: 11100792
    Abstract: Obstacle determination systems and programs detect back-and-forth steering that is behavior of a vehicle for avoiding an obstacle. The systems and programs determine that the obstacle is present between a point where the back-and-forth steering has started and a point where the back-and-forth steering has ended when a steering start road and a steering end road are identical roads. The steering start road is a road where the vehicle is present at a start of the back-and-forth steering. The steering end road is a road where the vehicle is present at an end of the back-and-forth steering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: AISIN CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken Ishikawa, Yasuyuki Kusumoto, Kento Nagashima
  • Patent number: 11055870
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an auxiliary camera unit for a vehicle includes an image capture device, a mounting mechanism for attaching the auxiliary camera unit to the vehicle, and a communication device to wirelessly transmit data to the vehicle and receive data from the vehicle. The auxiliary camera unit further includes one or more processors and a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing: a control module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to set one or more operational settings for the image capture device based on a position of the auxiliary camera unit relative to the vehicle and cause the communication device to transmit a video feed from the image capture device to the vehicle according to the one or more operational settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Umesh P. Naik, Coh L. Yoshizaki, Akio Kimura
  • Patent number: 11051015
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an interface and a processor. The interface may be configured to receive a spherical video stream. 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 frames of the encoded spherical video stream corresponding to a pre-determined region of interest, (c) encode entire fields of view of the one or more frames of the encoded spherical video stream using second parameters, (d) select and encode an additional area next to the target area using third parameters, and (e) transmit the encoded spherical video stream comprising the encoded target area, the encoded additional area, and encoded entire fields of view of the one or more frames to a playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Ambarella International LP
    Inventor: Moshe Doron
  • Patent number: 11042995
    Abstract: A system includes at least one dynamically configurable tracking device, receiving a video stream and, adapted for detection and automatic tracking of at least one target by analysis of the video stream; a calculator of a metric performance value starting from a target tracking result supplied by the tracking device; a configuration parameter corrector of the tracking device as a function of the metric performance value; and a dynamic configurator of the tracking device by applying the corrected configuration parameter. It further includes a supplementary reference tracking device, receiving at least one portion of the video stream, and the calculator calculates the metric performance value from a comparison on the video stream portion, of the target tracking result supplied by the tracking device and a reference tracking result supplied by the supplementary reference tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Florent Trolat, Sophie Guegan-Marat
  • Patent number: 11003916
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein disclose methods and systems for dynamic object recognition. Using location and information from the recognition process, historical data for a dynamic object, and associated data from secondary objects, a more complete data set can be generated for the dynamic object. The dynamic object data set can then be stored for later recognition and a more complete and human-like understanding of the dynamic object, useful in a variety of automated tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Jens Strabo Hummelshøj
  • Patent number: 11006094
    Abstract: A depth sensing apparatus and an operation method thereof are provided. The depth sensing apparatus includes a projector, multiple cameras, and an image processing circuit. The projector includes a diffraction optical element (DoE) and a light source module. Rays of the light source module selectively pass through at least one of multiple projection style regions of the DoE so as to generate a projection pattern, and the projection pattern is projected to a field. The cameras respectively shoot the projection pattern projected to the field to obtain multiple images. The image processing circuit processes the images to obtain multiple depth maps. The image processing circuit at least merges the depth maps to generate a final depth map of the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Biing-Seng Wu, Yi-Nung Liu, Chin-Jung Tsai, Cheng-Hung Chi, Han-Yi Kuo, Kuan-Ming Chen
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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