Observation Of Or From A Specific Location (e.g., Surveillance) Patents (Class 348/143)
  • Patent number: 10659769
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain virtual viewpoint information indicating a position and/or a direction of a virtual viewpoint corresponding to a virtual viewpoint image generated based on images captured by a plurality of cameras which capture images of a subject from different directions, and a display controller configured to display, while a first virtual viewpoint image corresponding to the virtual viewpoint information obtained by the obtaining unit is displayed on a display unit, a second virtual viewpoint image having an angle of view larger than an angle of view of the first virtual viewpoint image being displayed on the display unit, when an instruction for switching to a virtual viewpoint having a position and/or a direction which are/is not set by a user is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shogo Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10659735
    Abstract: A surveillance system is provided. The surveillance system includes: a first frequency communication module configured to receive a first surveillance image from a first camera, and receive a second surveillance image from a second camera; a second frequency communication module configured to receive second frequency communication module notice information from the second camera; and a processor configured to change a reception signal gain value of the first frequency communication module based on the second frequency communication module notice information, wherein a reception signal strength of the first surveillance image is different from a reception signal strength of the second surveillance image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hag Jung, Jae Yeon Park, Jae Woo Park
  • Patent number: 10657382
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for providing event alerts. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining a video feed. A frame of the video feed is analyzed at a first resolution to determine whether the frame includes a potential instance of a person. In accordance with the determination that the image includes the potential instance, a region is denoted around the potential instance. The region is analyzed at a second resolution, greater than the first resolution. In accordance with a determination that the region includes the instance of the person. a determination that the frame includes the person is made. An indication of the determination is stored for use in subsequent alert notification processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Rizwan Ahmed Chaudhry, Navneet Dalal, Jonathan Z. Ben-Meshulam, George Alban Heitz, III
  • Patent number: 10660062
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for updating a wireless-based location records database to provide more accurate indoor positioning are provided. Aspects include receiving a wireless-based location records database including a plurality of wireless-based location records. Aspects also include receiving Wi-Fi data and gait data from a user device. Aspects also include determining an approximate location of a user associated with the user device based on the Wi-Fi data and the plurality of wireless-based location records. Aspects also include receiving image capture data from one or more image capture devices viewing the approximate location of the user. Aspects also include identifying the user based on the image capture data and the gait data. In response to determining an accurate location of the user based on the image capture data, aspects include updating the wireless-based location records database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Yin, Dong Hui Liu, Jia Yu, Jia Tian Zhong, Peng Hui Jiang
  • Patent number: 10659680
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of processing an object in an image and a system for the same. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided a method of processing an object in an image, the method including: detecting a first object from a first image obtained by a first network camera; detecting a second object from a second image obtained by a second network camera; checking similarity between the first and second objects in consideration of feature information of the first and second objects, installation location information of the first and second network cameras, and location information of a terminal device; and determining whether the first object is equal to the second object on the basis of the similarity between the first and second objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sung Won Byon, Eun Jung Kwon, Hyun Ho Park, Yong Tae Lee, Dong Man Jang, Eui Suk Jung
  • Patent number: 10657755
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for generating investigations of user behavior. In an example embodiment, the system includes a video camera configured to capture video of user activity, a video analytic module to perform real-time video processing of the captured video to generate non-video data from video, and a computer configured to receive the video and the non-video data from the video camera. In some embodiments, the video camera is at least one of a traffic camera or an aerial drone camera. The computer includes a video analytics module configured to analyze one of video and non-video data to identify occurrences of particular user behavior, and an investigation generation module configured to generate an investigation containing at least one video sequence of the particular user behavior. In some embodiments, the investigation is generated in near real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: James Carey
  • Patent number: 10657714
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for automatic generation and navigation of optimal views of facades of multi-dimensional building models based on where and how the original images were captured. The system and method allows for navigation and visualization of facades of individual or multiple building models in a multi-dimensional building model visualization system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HOVER, Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Upendran, Adam J. Altman
  • Patent number: 10659702
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a plurality of imaging units arranged in a circumferential manner and movable in a circumferential direction, and a plurality of illumination units arranged in such a manner that each of the plurality of illumination units corresponds to a different one of the plurality of imaging units. In a case where the plurality of imaging units moves in the circumferential direction, each of the plurality of imaging units integrally moves with a corresponding one of the plurality of illumination units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuta Yasutake, Kazuma Takahata
  • Patent number: 10652458
    Abstract: A camera module comprising: a first optical system and a second optical system, each of the first and second optical systems including: a first frame configured to support a first lens group and move along an optical axis in a first direction; and a second frame configured to support a reflector configured to reflect light passing through the first lens group, and move in a second direction that is different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon-seok Kang, Bae-seok Lim
  • Patent number: 10650106
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically separating and reconstructing individual stories of a three-dimensional model of a multi-story structure based on captured image data of the multi-story structure. In an aspect, a system is provided that includes an analysis component configured to analyze a three-dimensional model of structure comprising a plurality of stories generated based on captured three-dimensional image data of the structure and identify respective stories of the plurality of stories to which features of a three-dimensional model are associated. The system further includes a separation component configured to separate the respective stories from one another based on the features respectively associated therewith, and an interface component configured to generate a graphical user interface that facilitates viewing the respective stories as separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Matterport, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Tschudy Bell, Haakon Erichsen, Mykhaylo Kurinnyy
  • Patent number: 10645288
    Abstract: A first camera sends a first detection notification to a master device when detecting a person in a first imaging area, and starts transmission of a captured video of the first imaging area to the master device by shifting an operation mode from a sleep mode to a standby mode. The master device notifies a camera other than the first camera of a shift instruction to the standby mode in accordance with the first detection notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Takahashi, Daisuke Wakeyama, Takanobu Machida, Yuichi Sasaki, Yoko Oie, Koji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10645290
    Abstract: A method of stabilising frames of a captured video sequence. First reference patch alignment data is received for each of a plurality of reference patch locations. A first stable frame and a subsequent stable frame are determined from a first plurality of frames based on the first plurality of reference patch locations and reference patch alignment data. A second plurality of reference patch locations is determined using image data from the first stable frame, the second plurality of reference patch locations being determined concurrently with determining the subsequent stable frame from the first plurality of frames. Image data for the determined second plurality of reference patch locations is extracted from the subsequent stable frame. A second plurality of stable frames of the captured video sequence is determined with respect to the reference frame using the second plurality of reference patch locations and the extracted image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: James Austin Besley, Iain Bruce Templeton
  • Patent number: 10641616
    Abstract: A method, computer program product and system where a processor(s) configures sensor(s) on an unmanned aircraft system, to capture data related to a surface of a defined geographic area. The processor(s) navigate the unmanned aircraft system in a repeatable defined travel path proximate to the defined geographic area, such that the sensor(s) capture surface data related to the defined geographic area during the navigating, wherein a position of the unmanned aircraft system in the travel path is within a satellite view geometry of a satellite. The processor(s) maintain the unmanned aircraft system at a distance from the surface at which atmosphere does not obscure the data and obtain the data collected by the sensor(s). The processor(s) compares the data collected by the sensor(s) to data collected by one or more instruments on the satellite related to the defined geographic area to determine is the instrument(s) of the satellite are calibrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Francis Padula, Aaron Pearlman
  • Patent number: 10643078
    Abstract: A surveillance camera system and method is disclosed. The system includes one or more surveillance cameras that capture images of scenes, and one or more calibration systems that automatically generate ground planes from the captured images from the surveillance cameras. Foreground objects in the scenes are then analyzed against the ground planes to determine whether the ground planes may require updating and/or recalculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Rajkiran Kumar Gottumukkal, Ian C. Westmacott
  • Patent number: 10643077
    Abstract: An image processing device, an imaging device, an equipment control system, equipment, an image processing method, and a recording medium storing a program. The image processing device and the image processing method includes capturing an object to obtain a captured image using at least one capturing unit, generating a correction parameter based on the captured image to update a correction parameter stored in a memory, correcting displacement in coordinate caused to the captured image, using the updated correction parameter, and updating a referring status of a specific thing included in the captured image to a not-yet-referred status when the correction parameter is updated. The imaging device includes the image processing device, the at least one capturing unit captures an image including the specific thing, and the memory stores the correction parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Nomura
  • Patent number: 10645265
    Abstract: Provided is a camera unit including an image pickup element, and a ring-shaped ultrasonic motor that includes a rotor and a stator, the ring-shaped ultrasonic motor being disposed coaxial with a tilting rotation shaft and rotationally driving the camera unit about the tilting rotation shaft in a tilt direction. In a direction in which the tilting rotation shaft extends, the rotor of the ultrasonic motor is disposed on a camera unit side with respect to the stator of the ultrasonic motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Fukuzawa
  • Patent number: 10638039
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling image capturing, includes circuitry to control image capturing operation of each one of a first image capturing device and a second image capturing device, so as to cause the first image capturing device and the second image capturing device to cooperate with each other to perform linked image capturing, the first image capturing device capable of capturing an image with an angle of view wider than that of the second image capturing device. The circuitry controls one of the first image capturing device and the second image capturing device to start image capturing in response to starting of image capturing by other one of the first image capturing device and the second image capturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yoshida, Takahiro Asai, Keiichi Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Suitoh, Eichi Koizumi, Tomohiro Ikeda, Yoshiyuki Toda
  • Patent number: 10636300
    Abstract: An investigation assist device includes a processor and a storage that records road map information including a plurality of intersections and captured video of each of the cameras in association with camera information and intersection information. The processor retrieves a vehicle based on the captured video of each of the cameras installed at one or more intersections within a predetermined distance range from the intersection where the event has occurred, based on input information including date and time information when the event has occurred, the intersection information where the event has occurred, and feature information of the vehicle having caused the event. The processor updates detection date and time information of the vehicle from reception date and time information on a report indicating an occurrence of the event to detection date and time information of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Watanabe, Hideyuki Yoshida, Takahiro Yoshimura, Masaomi Iizumi, Takamitsu Arai, Takao Koishi, Mikio Morioka, So Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10629549
    Abstract: Provided are a device and method for generating an identification key using process variation during a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) process. A BJT may be produced by designing such that the effective base width of the BJT is at least a first threshold value but not more than a second threshold value, or, such that the total of the width of a second depletion region formed by connection with a collector region and the width of a first depletion region formed by connection with an emitter region, within a base region, differs from the width of the base region by a value that is at least the first threshold value but not more than the second threshold value. Whether or not there is a short circuit between the emitter region and the collector region is stochastically generated by means of process variation, and if ordinary turn-on voltage is not applied to the base in the produced BJT, whether or not there is a short circuit is identified by means of a reader and an identifier is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ICTK Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byong Deok Choi, Dong Kyue Kim
  • Patent number: 10629079
    Abstract: A computer, programmed to: receive image data from a vehicle sensor; associate a plurality of geometric shapes with the image data of a target vehicle; monitor the plurality of geometric shapes for a condition indicative of the target vehicle moving to avoid a roadway obstacle; and in response to the condition, provide a steering instruction to avoid the obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Oswaldo Perez Barrera, Alvaro Jimenez Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10627500
    Abstract: An occupancy detection apparatus and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The occupancy detection apparatus may include a transmitter including one transmission antenna for outputting a transmission signal, a receiver including a first reception antenna and a second reception antenna, each for receiving a reflected signal corresponding to the transmission signal, and a processor for eliminating a background signal corresponding to a background from each of the reflected signals, and extracting a signal reflected from an occupant from each of the reflected signals by extracting a correlation between the transmission signal and the reflected signal free of the background signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byoungkeun Cha, Jinseo Son, Kyeungjae Kim, Sangchul Youn
  • Patent number: 10623715
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, which transmits, to an image processing apparatus for generating a virtual viewpoint image, at least some of a plurality of images based on image capturing from a plurality of different directions, obtains an image based on image capturing by an image capturing apparatus, obtains camera viewpoint information about at least one of a position and orientation of the image capturing apparatus, obtains virtual viewpoint information about at least one of a position and orientation of the virtual viewpoint, reduces an information amount of the obtained image based on the camera viewpoint information and the virtual viewpoint information, and transmits the image with the reduced information amount to the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daichi Adachi
  • Patent number: 10621478
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that relate to entity tracking. One examples provides a computing device comprising a logic processor and a storage device holding instructions executable by the logic processor to receive image data of an environment including a person, process the image data using a face detection algorithm to produce a first face detection output at a first frequency, determine an identity of the person based on the first face detection output, and process the image data using another algorithm that uses less computational resources of the computing device than the face detection algorithm. The instructions are further executable to track the person within the environment based on the tracking output, and perform one or more of updating the other algorithm using a second face detection output, and updating the face detection algorithm using the tracking output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Haithem Albadawi, Zongyi Liu
  • Patent number: 10621444
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor, a weight sensor, and a tracking subsystem. The tracking subsystem receives an image feed of top-view images generated by the sensor and weight measurements from the weight sensor. The tracking subsystem detects an event associated with an item being removed from a rack in which the weight sensor is installed. The tracking subsystem determines that a first person and a second person may be associated with the event. The tracking subsystem then determines, using a first approach, whether an action associated with the event was performed by the first person or the second person. If results of the first approach do not satisfy criteria, a second approach is used to assign the action to the first or second person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: 7-Eleven, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahmeer Ali Mirza, Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy, Sarath Vakacharla, Deepanjan Paul
  • Patent number: 10623662
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for receiving, at a computing device, a video comprising a plurality of frames and determining, by the computing device, that vertical cropping should be performed for the video. For each frame of the plurality of frames, the computing device processes the video by analyzing the frame to determine a region of interest in the frame, wherein the frame is a first frame, cropping the first frame based on the region of interest in the frame to produce a vertically cropped frame for the video, determining a second frame immediately preceding the first frame, and smoothing a trajectory from the second frame to the vertically cropped frame. The vertically cropped frame is displayed to a user instead of the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jia Li, Nathan Litke, Jose Jesus (Joseph) Paredes, Rahul Bhupendra Sheth, Daniel Szeto, Ning Xu, Jianchao Yang
  • Patent number: 10614718
    Abstract: An example system includes pedestrian sensors to monitor a first pedestrian zone and a second pedestrian zone in front of a dock face of a loading dock. A first vehicle detector is to attempt to detect a vehicle near the first pedestrian zone and a second vehicle detector is to attempt to detect the vehicle near the second pedestrian zone. A sensor manager is to disable the first pedestrian zone when the first vehicle detector detects the vehicle approaching the first pedestrian zone and the at least one pedestrian sensors does not detect the pedestrian in the first pedestrian zone. The sensor manager is to disable the second pedestrian zone when the second vehicle detector detects the vehicle approaching the second pedestrian zone and at least one of the at least pedestrian sensors does not detect the pedestrian in the second pedestrian zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alan Mushynski, Matthew Sveum
  • Patent number: 10616474
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising a housing, a display, a light emitting module, a camera, and a processor electrically connected with the light emitting module and the camera. The housing includes a first surface that is open in a first direction and a second surface that is disposed in a second direction. The display including a window disposed on the first surface that is open. The light emitting module is disposed under the window to radiate light related to an iris sensing function. The camera is disposed under the window and spaced apart from the light emitting module by a specific distance. The processor selectively performs at least one of the iris sensing function, a proximity sensing function or a super proximity sensing function based on the camera according to a type of an application under execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Goo Kang, Jin Hwan Seo, Dong Il Son
  • Patent number: 10616486
    Abstract: A computing system can receive a stabilized image stream, wherein the stabilized image stream is drift-corrected based on determining that an input image stream is stable and then applying drift correction to maintain a stabilized field of view, wherein the field of view is stabilized with respect to the real world. The computing system can operate a vehicle based on determining at least one moving object in the stabilized image stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Enrique Corona, Stephen Giardinelli, Bruno Sielly Jales Costa, Mostafa Parchami, Gintaras Vincent Puskorius
  • Patent number: 10614855
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for editing of spherical video data. In one example, a computing device can receive a spherical video (or a video associated with an angular field of view greater than an angular field of view associated with a display screen of the computing device), such as by a built-in spherical video capturing system or acquiring the video data from another device. The computing device can display the spherical video data. While the spherical video data is displayed, the computing device can track the movement of an object (e.g., the computing device, a user, a real or virtual object represented in the spherical video data, etc.) to change the position of the viewport into the spherical video. The computing device can generate a new video from the new positions of the viewport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Huang
  • Patent number: 10614752
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with an ambient light sensor. The ambient light sensor may be a color ambient light sensor or a monochrome ambient light sensor. The electronic device may have a light-emitting component such as a display. During operation of the display, the display emits light. To reduce noise due to the emitted light while measuring ambient light, the ambient light sensor may have optical structures such as wave plates and polarizers. Theses optical structures may overlap light detectors. The optical structures may be configured to prevent ambient light from reaching a first of the light detectors while allowing ambient light to reach a second of the light detectors. The ambient light sensor may be configured to receive ambient light that has passed thorough an inactive area of a display or that has passed through a pixel array in an active area of a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Dodson, Aleksandr N. Polyakov, Guocheng Shao, Meng-Huan Ho, Niva A. Ran, Serhan O. Isikman, Volodymyr Borshch
  • Patent number: 10607088
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image processing device, image processing method, and image processing system that are capable of deciding a cutout region in accordance with change in the detection position of the same object between frame images captured at different times. The image processing device includes: a first region setting unit configured to set a first region including a detection position of an object in a cutout region in a first frame image; and a cutout region deciding unit configured to decide a cutout region in a second frame image subsequent to the first frame image, on the basis of a positional relation between the first region and a detection position of the object in the second frame image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Tsunashima
  • Patent number: 10607089
    Abstract: An approach for re-identifying an object in a test image is presented. Similarity measures between the test image and training images captured by a first camera are determined. The similarity measures are based on Bhattacharyya distances between feature representations of an estimated background region of the test image and feature representations of background regions of the training images. A transformed test image based on the Bhattacharyya distances has a brightness that is different from the test image's brightness and matches a brightness of training images captured by a second camera. An appearance of the transformed test image resembles an appearance of a capture of the test image by the second camera. Another image included in test images captured by the second camera is identified as being closest in appearance to the transformed test image and another object in the identified other image is a re-identification of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa M. Brown, Ankur Datta, Rogerio S. Feris, Sharathchandra U. Pankanti
  • Patent number: 10607356
    Abstract: The present invention suitably determines how is congestion in an area. A congestion analysis device includes: a person classifying unit that is configured to determine, based on a moving image in which persons are photographed, the number of the persons; a motion trajectory determination unit that is configured to determine a motion trajectory of each of the persons; and a congestion information analysis unit that is configured to determine a state of each of the persons based on the motion trajectory thereof photographed in the moving image and also determine a congestion degree in accordance with the number of the persons and the state of each of the persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Matsubara, Miyako Iida
  • Patent number: 10609298
    Abstract: A system and method that provides adaptive IR illumination for a camera. In some implementations, IR illumination adapts to the objects in a scene being monitored and IR illumination adaptation may be implemented in conjunction with automatic exposure and other exposure adjustment methods. Some implementations include: illuminating a scene using a first IR illumination power; capturing a first image of the scene with a camera; and determining whether a first region of the first image is underexposed or overexposed. When the first region is underexposed, the scene is illuminated at a second power level greater than the first illumination power and a second image is captured. When the first region is overexposed, the scene is illuminated at a third power level that is less than the first illumination power and a third image is captured. The operations are repeated until scene illumination is satisfactory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Bill Duran, Adrian Mircea Proca, Nikhil Sathe
  • Patent number: 10609092
    Abstract: An image display system including a plurality of terminals and at least one image display apparatus capable of communicating with the terminals via a network. The image display system includes a first storage part configured to store a connection information list used for connecting to the image display apparatus on the network, an update part configured to add, update, or delete connection information included in the connection information list stored in the first storage part to update the stored connection information list, a searching part configured to search the network for the terminals storing the connection information list, and an acquisition part configured to acquire the connection information list from the terminals detected by the searching part. The update part updates the connection information list stored in the first storage part in accordance with the connection information list acquired by the acquisition part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Oyamada, Junichi Hara, Taeko Ishizu
  • Patent number: 10607026
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods and computer program products for performing data backup using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). An example method includes in response to detecting a data backup request from a user device, determining a geographic location of the user device and dispatching the UAV to the geographic location; controlling the UAV to obtain user data from the user device; and controlling the UAV to navigate to a data center to back up the obtained user data onto a cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Acronis International GmbH
    Inventors: Yuriy Tsybrovskyy, Stanislav S. Protasov, Serguei M. Beloussov, Mark Shmulevich
  • Patent number: 10600391
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention discloses a method and apparatus for managing display. A method of managing display according to an embodiment of the present invention may include: obtaining display device information including an operation state and a maximum display resolution of each of one or more connection display devices that are sensed to be connected; detecting one or more operation display devices that are operating display devices from among the one or more connection display devices, by referring to the display device information; and determining a resource allocation coefficient of each of the one or more operation display devices, based on at least one of a maximum display resolution of each of the one or more operation display devices and a number of display channels of each of the one or more operation display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Kyoung Yoon, In Beom Yoo
  • Patent number: 10602061
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include an imaging system with a plurality of camera modules. The view configuration of the camera modules may be switchable. Thus, the imaging system may switch between, at least, a 180 view configuration and a 360 degree view configuration. A camera module may also be coupled to the imaging system to provide an additional camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FLIR Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Chaim Shain, Yu-Chuan Chang, Shih-Tso Liao
  • Patent number: 10602076
    Abstract: According to various examples, a method for providing, in an electronic device, an image can comprise the steps of: obtaining a first image of a subject by using a camera functionally connected to the electronic device; generating at least one image comprising a second image to be related to the first image; and concurrently displaying the first image on a first region of a display functionally connected to the electronic device, and the second image on a second region of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-Yong Lee, Dong-Hyun Kim, Dong-Hoon Kim, Sang-Ho Noh, Kyung-Yul Seo, Jong-Hun Won
  • Patent number: 10600385
    Abstract: A method of or an information handling system operating a contextual blue light management system comprising a digital display having a plurality of blue light emitters emitting light at a default luminous intensity to display a white point correlated color temperature and a memory for storing one or more internal data records correlating a blue light luminous intensity value with a preset adjusted display white point correlated color temperature, a defined condition under which to display the preset adjusted display white point correlated color temperature, and a preset duration of time for gradual shift of luminous intensity and operating the contextual blue light management system via a processor to receive and store in the one or more internal data records the preset adjusted display white point correlated color temperature, the defined condition under which to display the preset adjusted display white point correlated color temperature, and the preset duration of time, wherein the processor determines th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Stefan Peana, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 10602587
    Abstract: A sensor for sensing environmental characteristics of a space may include a visible light sensing circuit for recording an image of the space and a control circuit responsive to the visible light sensing circuit. The control circuit may detect an occupancy or vacancy condition in the space in response to the visible light sensing circuit, and measure a light level in the space in response to the visible light sensing circuit. The control circuit may also include a low-energy occupancy sensing circuit for detecting an occupancy condition in the space. The control circuit may disable the visible light sensing circuit when the space is vacant. The control circuit may detect an occupancy condition in the space in response to the low-energy occupancy sensing circuit and subsequently enable the visible light sensing circuit. The visible light sensor may be configured in a way that protects the privacy of the occupants of the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventor: James P. Steiner
  • Patent number: 10602063
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes first and second cameras which can be switched and used, a determination unit determining one of the first and second cameras as a camera being used, and a display displaying a shooting image of each of the first and second cameras. The first camera is a camera which can take an image at a wider angle than the second camera. The first camera has a first shooting range. The second camera has a second shooting range. When the display displays a first through image taken with the first camera as the camera being used, the display displays the second shooting range overlapping with the first through image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyotaka Ho
  • Patent number: 10599947
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for providing visual analysis focalized on a salient event. A video processing application receives a data stream from a capture device, determines an area of interest over an imaging area of the capture device, detects a salient event from the data stream, determines whether a location of the detected salient event is within the area of interest, and in response to the location of the salient event being within the area of interest, identifies a portion of the data stream, based on the salient event, on which to perform an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manuel Martinello, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos
  • Patent number: 10602040
    Abstract: A wastewater monitoring system uses a camera in a fixed location in a wastewater pipe. The camera is coupled to a sensor that measures some characteristic of material in the wastewater pipe. The sensor is programmed with one or more alarms that, when triggered, cause the sensor to wake up the camera and command the camera to take one or more photos. Sensor data, such as current time/date, location, and the characteristics of material in the wastewater pipe, is sent by the sensor to the camera, which overlays one or more photos with visible text information corresponding to the received sensor data. The sensor can wake up the camera and command the camera to turn on the camera's Wi-Fi interface, which allows a wastewater control system in a remote location to communicate directly with the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: I&EYE Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Casey Freeman, Brian Dennis Beatty
  • Patent number: 10591881
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operating a security and/or automation system using one or more powered faceplates are disclosed. The methods may include identifying an active communication connection with a first powered faceplate, receiving a first set of automation data, receiving a second set of automation data, analyzing the first set of automation data and the second set of automation data, and initiating an operation relating to at least one of a first powered faceplate, one or more other powered faceplates, an automation sensor, an automation system component, a user device, or a combination thereof based at least in part on the analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Bruce Warren
  • Patent number: 10595060
    Abstract: An image generation apparatus includes: a generation unit that generates an output image in which a foreground mask image overlaps a background image, the foreground mask image having been generated based on a moving object included in an input image; an update unit that executes update processing for updating at least a partial area within the background image based on the input image; and a restricting unit that restricts reflection of the update processing in a restricted area compared to other areas, the restricted area being at least a partial area in the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Oya
  • Patent number: 10593046
    Abstract: An object counting method having route distribution property is applied to an image processing device. The object counting method includes steps of recording an initial position datum and a final position datum of any object moving within an image frame, setting at least one detection line inside the image frame, determining whether a connection line between the initial position datum and the final position datum moves across the detection line, and drawing an object distribution diagram by relation between an amount of the object moving across the detection line and its detective period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Hung-Chih Chang, Shin-Jei Tsung, Chinn-Rong Chern
  • Patent number: 10595037
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predicting a trajectory include determining prediction samples for agents in a scene based on a past trajectory. The prediction samples are ranked according to a likelihood score that incorporates interactions between agents and semantic scene context. The prediction samples are iteratively refined using a regression function that accumulates scene context and agent interactions across iterations. A response activity is triggered when the prediction samples satisfy a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Wongun Choi, Paul Vernaza, Manmohan Chandraker, Namhoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10592092
    Abstract: A system or method for tracking items proximate a user interface device include a user interface device having at least one solid-state touch-sensitive region and a receiver for wirelessly receiving a signal from at least one item to determine proximity of the item relative to the user interface device. The device may also include a display screen for displaying controls and information. The user interface device may be permanently or removably mounted in a vehicle and used to interface with vehicle systems and personal electronic devices for control and information display. Tracked items or objects may include passive or active data tags and communicate identification information and optionally position information to the user interface device. The device may alert the user to movement of tracked objects, and/or confirm presence of a group of objects intended for a particular task or project. The device may use various wired or wireless devices to control selections and/or a cursor on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC.
    Inventors: John M. Washeleski, David W. Shank
  • Patent number: 10590628
    Abstract: Provided are a plurality of cameras (96) mounted to an upper swing structure (12) so as to be capable of shooting in different directions, a video storage device (99) for storing videos taken by the plurality of cameras, a controller (40), and a hydraulic excavator (1). The controller has a camera selection section (40a) which when a lower track structure (11), the upper swing structure (12), or a work device (1A) makes an operation, selects a camera in accordance with the operation from among the plurality of cameras (96), and a storage control section (40b) which stores videos taken by the camera selected by the camera selection section (40a) during the operation of the lower track structure, the upper swing structure, or the work device in a video storage device (99).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuei Ariga, Hiroyuki Kamata