Observation Of Or From A Specific Location (e.g., Surveillance) Patents (Class 348/143)
  • Patent number: 11004215
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus that includes one or more processors; and a memory, the memory storing instructions. When executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to: generate distribution data indicating a frequency distribution of horizontal distance values of a range image based on the range image having pixel values according to distance of an object in a plurality of captured images; predict a predicted position of the object in the distribution data with respect to a range image of a current frame, based on the distribution data with respect to range images of a plurality of previous frames; and continue tracking of the object, based on a similarity between a region of the object in a previous frame and a region in the current frame with respect to the predicted position of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Genki Watanabe, Keito Sawada, Hiroyoshi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11003411
    Abstract: An image display system includes a first image display device and a second image display device. The first image display device includes a first communication section adapted to perform communication with the second image display device, a first display section adapted to display a first image based on first image information, a storage section adapted to store second image information, an operation section adapted to receive a first operation, and a control section adapted to make the first communication section transmit the second image information corresponding to the first operation received by the operation section to the second image display device. The second image display device includes a second communication section adapted to perform communication with the first image display device, and a second display section adapted to display a second image based on the second image information received via the second communication section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 11004176
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for multi-encoder processing of high resolution content. In one embodiment, the method includes capturing high resolution imaging content; splitting up the captured high resolution imaging content into respective portions; feeding the split up portions to respective imaging encoders; packing encoded content from the respective imaging encoders into an A/V container; and storing and/or transmitting the A/V container. In another embodiment, the method includes retrieving and/or receiving an A/V container; splitting up the retrieved and/or received A/V container into respective portions; feeding the split up portions to respective imaging decoders; stitching the decoded imaging portions into a common imaging portion; and storing and/or displaying at least a portion of the common imaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David Newman, Daryl Stimm, Adeel Abbas
  • Patent number: 10997414
    Abstract: Method of processing video data in a retail information processing system can include recognizing an object within a video data feed to provide a recognized object within a retail environment. A context for the recognized object can be determined and a plurality of possible actions can be provided on an electronic display to an administrator of the retail information processing system, where the plurality of possible actions limited to only actions taken in the context for the recognized object. A selection from among the plurality of possible actions to be taken in the context for the recognized object can be received to provide a selected action relative to the recognized object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Dean Herring, Brad Johnson, Adrian Rodriguez, Brian Young, Jonathan Waite
  • Patent number: 10999519
    Abstract: A target tracking method applicable to a shooting device including a first shooting assembly and a second shooting assembly. The method includes calling the second shooting assembly to shoot an environment to obtain an image, performing target object recognition on the image to obtain a tracking position area of a target object to be tracked in the image, and adjusting a shooting attitude of the shooting device according to the tracking position area of the target object in the image to locate the target object in a shooting frame of the first shooting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10997421
    Abstract: Described is a system for visual activity recognition that includes one or more processors and a memory, the memory being a non-transitory computer-readable medium having executable instructions encoded thereon, such that upon execution of the instructions, the one or more processors perform operations including detecting a set of objects of interest in video data and determining an object classification for each object in the set of objects of interest, the set including at least one object of interest. The one or more processors further perform operations including forming a corresponding activity track for each object in the set of objects of interest by tracking each object across frames. The one or more processors further perform operations including, for each object of interest and using a feature extractor, determining a corresponding feature in the video data. The system may provide a report to a user's cell phone or central monitoring facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Khosla, Ryan M. Uhlenbrock, Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 10999914
    Abstract: A power management system for lighting circuit may include a grid shifting controller that includes a processor and a connection to an external power source. The power management system may also include a communication interface associated with the grid shifting controller. The grid shifting controller may be configured to provide control information to a processor of at least one grid shifting electrical fixture over the communication interface, the control information being configured to direct the at least one grid shifting electrical fixture on the use of power from the external power source and an energy storage device associated with the at least one grid shifting electrical fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B Levine
  • Patent number: 10997835
    Abstract: This application relates to systems, methods, devices, and other techniques for a system with cameras and mirrors that can be utilized with an auto-checkout system within a retail environment. This system with cameras and mirrors is designed to have many functions within a store with auto-checkout system and sometimes can be utilized in a store with or without human cashier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Steve Gu, Ying Zheng, Tyler Crain
  • Patent number: 10999560
    Abstract: Briefly, example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for remote electronic monitoring infrastructure, such as implemented, at least in part, via electronic communications, which may include, for example, enhanced machine-type communications (eMTC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Readiness Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Richard A. Lazar
  • Patent number: 10991224
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fire detection system based on AI and a fire detection method based on Ai, which detects fire by using deep learning. The fire detection system includes a camera part generating video images, an object extraction part extracting a motion object from the video images, a video image conversion part generating a first background removal image, an image division part dividing the first background removal image with a plurality of division lines, and an analyzing part generating an abnormal signal and a normal signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CHANG SUNG ACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeu Yong Lee, Won Il Lee
  • Patent number: 10990827
    Abstract: The invention relates to the area of computer vision video data analysis, in particular to the technologies aimed to search the required objects or events in the analyzed video originally received from a third-party device. An imported video analysis device consists of memory, database for metadata storage, a graphical user interface, and a data processing module. The data processing module is configured to upload a video in any available format into the memory and to import the uploaded video into software of the imported video analysis device. Software decompresses and analyzes the imported video to generate metadata characterizing the data in all objects in the video and to save the metadata in database. The search speed for the required event or object in the imported video received from a third-party device is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: OOO ITV Group
    Inventor: Murat K. Altuev
  • Patent number: 10981520
    Abstract: A driver assist system for a vehicle includes a bracket connectable with a vehicle window. The bracket has a body portion and a camera viewing window in the body portion. A camera in the body portion has a field of view through the camera viewing window. A heat sink contacts the camera and is configured to contact the vehicle window. The heat sink extends about a periphery of the camera viewing window so that heat generated by the camera is transferred through the heat sink to an area of the vehicle window that surrounds the camera's field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Sri Mutyala, Darryl Edwards, Kevin Maddalena, Larry Schester, Harsh Shah
  • Patent number: 10981518
    Abstract: An assembly includes a liftgate and an autonomous navigation sensor assembly supported by the liftgate. The autonomous navigation sensor assembly has a plurality of sensors and a vent facing across a field-of-view of one of the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Venkatesh Krishnan, Anthony Michael Regalbuto, Rashaun Phinisee, Tamika Donaldson
  • Patent number: 10984834
    Abstract: A dual-control security procedure is initiated, and a first person is identified for the procedure. The first person is authenticated and a remote agent that is remotely located is requested to participate in the procedure. Actions/behaviors of at least the first person are monitored from the video in accordance with the procedure and provided in real-time to the remote agent. An audit log is written to upon the conclusion of the procedure. The audit log at least comprising: identifiers for the first person and the remote agent, a procedure identifier for the procedure, an asset/area identifier associated with the procedure, a zone identifier for a location within an establishment, action identifiers for the actions, behavior identifiers for the behaviors, violation identifiers for any violations detected during the procedure, and a link to a video clip from the video that corresponds to at least the first person performing the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Sudip Rahman Khan, Matthew Robert Burris, Christopher John Costello, Gregory Joseph Hartl
  • Patent number: 10977919
    Abstract: A security system is coupled to a door lock system at a dwelling. A lock device is provided with a lock and a drive shaft. An intelligent door lock system includes: a door status device configured to couple to the drive shaft of the lock device, the door status device determining lock or unlock status of a the lock device, an engine that provides power to lock and unlock the lock and coupled to the door status device, the engine coupled to at least one wireless communication device at the dwelling configured to with a mobile device of a dwelling occupant for communication with the intelligent door lock system to lock or unlock the door, a circuit coupled to the engine, and an energy source coupled to the circuit and providing power to lock or unlock the door, wherein an occupant/owner, or end-user of the dwelling communicates with a server to grant third party access to the dwelling. A security system is configured to be coupled to the intelligent door lock system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: August Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Johnson, Herve Jacques Clement Letourneur, Luca Baradel, Christopher Dow
  • Patent number: 10977916
    Abstract: A surveillance system (1) includes an area information acquisition unit (101), a request information provision unit (102), and a participation consent reception unit (103). The area information acquisition unit (101) acquires information of a surveillance-desired area. The request information provision unit (102) provides participation request information for surveillance that is conducted by using an image capturing unit of a portable terminal in the surveillance-desired area. The participation consent reception unit (103) receives participation consent as a response to the participation request information, from the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Oami, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Yuusuke Konishi, Hiroo Ikeda, Junko Nakagawa, Kosuke Yoshimi, Yukie Ebiyama, Ryo Kawai, Takuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10977493
    Abstract: Digital media assets depicting or otherwise representing portions of a property are captured via a media capture device, such as an unmanned vehicle, at various locations about a property. A positioning receiver tracks the location of the media capture device when each digital media asset is captured. A computing device associated with either the media capture device itself or a network-connected server automatically generates location-based categories—such as “front side” or “rear side” or “living room”—automatically based on the plurality of locations so that each location-based category is associated with multiple digital media assets and their corresponding locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: IMAGEKEEPER LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Speasl, Mike Patterson, Marc Roberts
  • Patent number: 10977800
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include, but are not limited to, methods for capturing video sampling data comprising a plurality of video images of a moving object, for example using one or more cameras positioned on a stationary frame of reference adjacent to the mechanical component under investigation, in which an external trigger is used for image acquisition (in some embodiments, one image per revolution or cycle) similar in result to an internal clock or timed pulse can act as a command over a camera to obtain visual data from which the movement of the component or object can be acquired and studied, and further producing video of motion from a series of images to detect, amplify, or enlarge an appearance of motion present as a result of components not coming back to their original locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: RDI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Hay, Kenneth Ralph Piety, Mark William Slemp
  • Patent number: 10979613
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for automatically positioning a content capturing device are disclosed. A vehicle, e.g., an UAV, carries the content capturing device, e.g., a camcorder. The UAV can position the content capturing device at a best location for viewing a subject based on one or more audio or visual cues. The UAV can follow movement of the subject to achieve best audio or visual effect. In some implementations, a controller device carried by the subject can generate one or more signals for the UAV to follow. The controller device may be coupled to a microphone that records audio. The signals can be used to temporally synchronize video captured at the UAV and audio captured by the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Timo Kunkel, Cong Zhou, Vivek Kumar, Remi S. Audfray
  • Patent number: 10971146
    Abstract: A speech interaction device includes an ascertaining section and a control section. The ascertaining section ascertains a direction of a speech utterer by audio emitted by the speech utterer. The control section controls directionality of audio output through a speaker when outputting audio toward the speech utterer, such that directionality of audio in the direction ascertained by the ascertaining section is higher than directionality of audio in other directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Akihiro Muguruma, Yukiya Sugiyama, Shota Higashihara, Riho Matsuo, Naoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10970995
    Abstract: A system for monitoring event related data including a sensor data analyzer, an event analyzer and an actuator is disclosed. The sensor data analyzer detects events based on sensor data, the event analyzer couples to the sensor data analyzer and estimates the size of the detected entire events based on event related data of the detected events from the sensor data analyzer, and the actuator couples to the sensor data analyzer and the event analyzer and actuates a predetermined device based on the estimated size of the detected entire events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Tani, Takeshi Arikuma
  • Patent number: 10970559
    Abstract: An approximate positions-of-people determination means determines, for each partial area, approximate positions of people on an image on the basis of information about the partial area. A states-of-people estimation means, in addition to predicting the current states of particles from the states of particles indicating past states of people and stored in a storage means, adds new particles and evaluates the likelihood of the states of predicted particles and the added particles on the basis of an observation model generated for the observed people to update the weights of the particles, performs particle re-sampling at a probability proportional to the weights of those particles, and outputs the states of the obtained particles as a flow of people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10970558
    Abstract: An approximate positions-of-people determination means determines, for each partial area, approximate positions of people on an image on the basis of information about the partial area. A states-of-people estimation means, in addition to predicting the current states of particles from the states of particles indicating past states of people and stored in a storage means, adds new particles and evaluates the likelihood of the states of predicted particles and the added particles on the basis of an observation model generated for the observed people to update the weights of the particles, performs particle re-sampling at a probability proportional to the weights of those particles, and outputs the states of the obtained particles as a flow of people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroo Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10964047
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device (1) for locating a target, comprising: —a camera (2) that can be oriented in an orientation in view of the target so that the camera acquires an image of the target, and an orientation in view of a star so that the camera acquires at least one image of the star, —an inertial unit (4) configured to calculate position and orientation data of the camera (2), —a resetting module (6) configured to a apply stellar resetting to the data on the basis of the image of the star, in order to produce reset data, —a location module (8) configured to estimate a position of the target (T) from the image of the target (T) and the reset data, —a communication interface for communicating with an operator station, the camera (2) passing from one orientation to the other in response to the reception, by the interface, of a command sent by the operator station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE
    Inventors: Emmanuel Robert, Flavien Roland, Arnaud Davenel, Benjamin Deleaux, David Roberfroid, Georges-Olivier Reymond
  • Patent number: 10965903
    Abstract: Methods and systems for signal proxying and modification relating to security and/or automation systems are described. In one embodiments, the methods include receiving, at a proxy device, a data signal transmitted from a first device, receiving a request for the data signal from at least one of two or more other devices, and transmitting the data signal to each of the two or more other devices based at least in part on the received request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson
  • Patent number: 10964104
    Abstract: A system for monitoring an industrial system may have a computing device that generates a first three-dimensional (3D) visualization based on 3D video associated with an industrial system. The first 3D visualization may have one or more 3D device visualizations of industrial automation devices, and each 3D device visualization of the industrial automation devices that may depict a 3D object that corresponds to an industrial automation device in the industrial system. The computing device may display the first 3D visualization via an electronic display and detect a gesture in a first set of image data comprising the surrounding of the user and the first 3D visualization. The gesture is indicative of a modification associated with the first 3D visualization. The computing device may receive additional 3D video associated with the industrial system, generate a second 3D visualization based on the modification and the additional 3D video, and display the second 3D visualization via the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy T. Duffy, Paul D. Schmirler, Thong T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10965862
    Abstract: An interface is provided for navigating among views in a multi-camera environment. In addition to providing improved ease of use, such an interface also provides an overview of the scene represented by the captured video, by virtue of the positioning of various user interface elements representing different camera views. The navigation interface includes a number of selectable user interface elements, arranged in a fashion that approximates the physical positions of the cameras. Tapping or clicking on one of the elements causes a main window to display a current view from a corresponding camera or video feed. The navigation interface can be implemented, for example, in a live video capture system, or in a post-production system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Mark Weir, Grant Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10957051
    Abstract: To provide a motion video segmenting method, a motion video segmenting device, and a motion video processing system that are capable of reducing variation of time required for processing in a case where a motion video is segmented at a predetermined time, and an image processing device performs predetermined processing on a segmented motion video. The motion video segmenting device calculates a load value for each pack based on a rate of an image in which a difficulty degree is high included in the pack, and determines an image processing device having a smallest accumulation value of the load value of the pack which is transmitted previously as the transmission destination when image processing device which is the transmission destination of the pack is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junko Ueda
  • Patent number: 10956741
    Abstract: An automatic monitoring system and a method for automatically monitoring the presence of any birds in a space or area using artificial vision techniques. That system and method also allow automatic detection of the species to which such birds belong, their movements, for example the flight trajectories, relative to the observation space or area, as well as the number of such birds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Edge Company S.R.L.
    Inventor: Fabio Masci
  • Patent number: 10957052
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus 10 includes: a monitoring line setting unit 11 that sets a monitoring line in an image acquired from the image capturing unit; and an overlapping detection unit 12 that detects overlapping between an object in the image and the monitoring line. If overlapping is detected by the overlapping detection unit 12, the monitoring line setting unit 11 sets a new monitoring line according to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsushi Yasuda, Satoru Ishii
  • Patent number: 10956488
    Abstract: A method of obtaining an image tile from a server by a client includes a client submitting a request to a server for extracting an image tile from a compressed image file. The server controls access to the compressed image file, the compressed image file contains multiple different resolution image layers and the image tile is to be extracted from one of these image layers. The request includes the identity of the image layer and the coordinates of the image tile in the image layer. The server extracts the requested image tile directly from the image layer in the compressed image file using the request and transfers image tile to the client at the decompressed image resolution and quality such that the image tile can be displayed on a display of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE LIMITED
    Inventor: Gary Smart
  • Patent number: 10952660
    Abstract: A berg balance testing apparatus includes: a floor frame that is a stage on which the examinee takes movements; a plurality of first sensors that is disposed in sections divided to have a predetermined area on the floor frame and senses positions of the feet of the examinee; a second sensor that is disposed at a predetermined distance from the first sensors and senses movements of the examinee; a controller that performs a berg balance test on movements of the examinee on the basis of information sensed and transmitted by the first sensors and the second sensor; and a display that receives berg balance test guide and test result information from the controller and outputs the information through images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MAN & TEL Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang Wook Jung
  • Patent number: 10957172
    Abstract: An IP camera security system allowing secure encryption information to be transmitted is provided that is implemented such that an encryption key and an encryption method are managed not by an IP camera and a client terminal vulnerable to security but by an image storage device having robust security so as to further secure the network segment security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: IDIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10958961
    Abstract: A system and method of broadcasting images in a communications network. Methods according to the invention include providing image content from at least one mobile content provider, coupling the image content from the mobile content provider to a network, presenting the image content from the mobile content provider for selection, and selecting the image content from the mobile content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Gabriel De La Vega
  • Patent number: 10949717
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating images using neural networks. One of the methods includes generating the output image pixel by pixel from a sequence of pixels taken from the output image, comprising, for each pixel in the output image, generating a respective score distribution over a discrete set of possible color values for each of the plurality of color channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DeepMind Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Aaron Gerard Antonius van den Oord, Nal Emmerich Kalchbrenner, Karen Simonyan
  • Patent number: 10950073
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for recording video data of an event. The apparatuses include a processor communicating with memory. The memory stores video data of the event captured by a camera, and the video data includes a series of picture frames of the event. A loop buffer also stores video data of the event captured by the camera. A rule-based engine stored in the memory uses a set of rules to store the contents of the loop buffer in the memory. The apparatus utilizes the loop buffer to provide video data prior to occurrence of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Chanyu Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Barrett Morris Kreiner, Joseph E. Page, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10950104
    Abstract: A monitoring camera having artificial intelligence includes an imaging unit, a communication unit that receives a parameter relating to a detection target from a terminal device, and a processing unit that constructs the artificial intelligence based on the parameter, and uses the constructed artificial intelligence to detect the detection target from an image captured by the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC l-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kinoshita, Toshihiko Yamahata, Takamitsu Arai, Ryo Kubota
  • Patent number: 10951855
    Abstract: An audio/video stream recording, storage, and delivery system 10 utilizes an Internet-based browser connection. The system 10 includes recording software 20, storage memory 30, a code generator 40, and a user interface 50. Preferably, the recording software 20 is located on the host back end 60 where it processes and records audio and video material that originates from the user front end 70 and is streamed to the host back end. The storage memory 30, which is also located on the host back end 60, stores the recorded audio and video material. The user interface 50 to the system provides a user located at the user front end 70 with remote access to a virtual recording room. The user interface 50 further enables the user to record audio and video material streamed from the user front end 70 by activating the recording software 20 located on the host back end 60. This is accomplished without requiring recording functionality on the user front end 70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Onstream Media Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Duane Ellis
  • Patent number: 10949979
    Abstract: A video sequence of a pump assembly or of a pump assembly part is produced. The video sequence is evaluated by way of digital signal processing assisted by a data base. A condition of the pump assembly is determined by way of this evaluation. In particular it is determined whether the pump runs in a designated manner or it is determined whether unallowably high oscillations are ascertained in a region, wherein this would indicate a defect, for example bearing damage or an unfavorable speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GRUNDFOS HOLDING A/S
    Inventor: Michael Helbo Nygaard
  • Patent number: 10943088
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method performs volumetric modeling of objects in a space captured by a plurality of cameras to determine which of a plurality of camera images contains an image that facilitates pattern recognition. The camera images that contain an image that facilitates pattern recognition are then used to perform pattern recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Donnie Scott Tolbert, Michael Tyler Ahlm
  • Patent number: 10942618
    Abstract: This invention relates to panning in a three dimensional environment on a mobile device. In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method for navigating a virtual camera in a three dimensional environment on a mobile device having a touch screen. A user input is received indicating that an object has touched a first point on a touch screen of the mobile device and the object has been dragged to a second point on the touch screen. A first target location in the three dimensional environment is determined based on the first point on the touch screen. A second target location in the three dimensional environment is determined based on the second point on the touch screen. Finally, a three dimensional model is moved in the three dimensional environment relative to the virtual camera according to the first and second target locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: David Kornmann
  • Patent number: 10933812
    Abstract: An outside-vehicle environment monitoring apparatus includes: imaging devices including center, right, and left imaging devices; a controller; and display devices including center, right, and left display devices. The imaging devices respectively capture images of environments present in a center rear direction, a right rear direction, and a left rear direction from the vehicle. The controller acquires captured images and output display images based on the captured images. The display devices are arranged side by side within a visual range of an occupant. The center display device is disposed between the right and left display devices at a visible distance from the occupant different from the visible distance to the right display device and the visible distance to the left display device. The center display image displayed between the right and left display devices is visually perceived as having a depth relative to the right and left display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10938890
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing the processing of information acquired by sensors within an environment are disclosed herein. According to an aspect, a system includes multiple sensors configured to acquire information about an environment. The system may also include computing devices that are each operatively connected to a respective one of the sensors. Further, each computing device may be configured to determine an object and/or action within the environment based on the acquired information. The system may include a processing manager configured to determine whether a first computing device among the plurality of computing devices does not have predetermined resource availability for determining the object and/or action. The processing manager may control the first computing device to communicate the information to a second computing device for determining the one of the object and action in response to determining that the first computing device does not have the predetermined resource availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: David Bernath, Phuc Do, Dean Herring, Abhishekh Padmanabhan, Adrian Rodriguez, David Steiner, Jonathan Waite
  • Patent number: 10937290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of processing a video, including: receiving a video of a scene being monitored; generating a second video, including one or more video frames, which non-photorealistically represents the scene being monitored; analysing at least the video of the scene being monitored to determine the presence of a threat within the scene; and in the event that a threat is detected within the scene, determining metadata in relation to the threat and representing said metadata in the second video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jörg Tilkin, Yves Neuhaus, Matthew John Naylor
  • Patent number: 10932657
    Abstract: A system for altering the field of view of an endoscope image, comprising: an endoscope with a wide-angle lens in its distal end and a camera in its proximal end. The wide angle lens provides images of the endoscope's field of view. A processor, by selecting a portion of the endoscope's field of view, enables virtual maneuvering of a display field of view without physically maneuvering the endoscope or the wide-angle lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TransEnterix Europe S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Tal Nir, Yehuda Pfeffer
  • Patent number: 10939063
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a circuit for signal collection of an image sensor. The image sensor includes a plurality of pixels arranged in an array, and each of the plurality of pixels include a photodiode. The method for signal collection includes: performing signal collection row by row on the plurality of pixels in each signal collection period, wherein the signal collection period comprises at least one reset frame and at least one clear frame; applying a forward bias voltage to the photodiode of each of the plurality of pixels being collected in each reset frame; and applying a reverse bias voltage to the photodiode of each of the plurality of pixels being collected in each clear frame. The solution provided by the present disclosure can ensure a better clearing effect and eliminate the impact of ambient light on imaging, while shortening the signal collection period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI OXI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yan Ling, Hong Zhu
  • Patent number: 10939041
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a camera that includes a removable primary power source and a secondary power source. The camera is configured to detect removal of the primary power source. The camera is configured to draw power from the secondary power source and generate a primary power source removal notification indicating that the primary power source has been removed from the camera. The monitoring system includes a monitor control unit that is configured to receive the primary power source removal notification. The monitor control unit is configured to determine whether a primary power source removal request was received within a period of time before receipt of the primary power source removal notification, the primary power source removal request indicating that the primary power source will be removed within the period of time. The monitor control unit is configured to perform a monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, John Varn, Dean Constantine
  • Patent number: 10931920
    Abstract: Traditional approaches to automated monitoring using a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) video security system involve the use of programmed patterns/preset tours. In contrast, a camera tour is configured based on operation of a surveillance system during a period of active operation by a user. The configuration accounts for frequency of given views and other measures to provide an automated tour. The automated tour is displayed when the system is not under active control, and can be updated during further periods of active control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PELCO, INC.
    Inventor: Derek G. Springer
  • Patent number: 10929675
    Abstract: Decentralized cameras perform video tracking on captured video. The cameras produce metadata representing tracking of objects from the captured video. The metadata is passed between the cameras as the object moves within the captured video. Final metadata from at least one of the cameras is sent to a server, the server processes the final metadata to produce a summary of the object tracking and process one or more automated actions based on the summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher John Costello, Sik Piu Kwan
  • Patent number: 10929661
    Abstract: Described are systems and techniques for identifying users arriving at a facility based at least in part on a vehicle in which they arrive in. In one implementation, vehicles are identified as they arrive at the facility. A candidate set of users previously associated with the identified vehicle is generated. The recognition system may then detect and identify the occupants of the vehicle using the candidate set. The identity of the vehicle may improve the accuracy of the user identification, reduce time to identify the user, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam