Motion Detection Patents (Class 348/154)
  • Patent number: 10354506
    Abstract: Provided is a management system in which required capacity of a storage device can be reduced even when the number of events that occur increases and in which the required capacity can be clearly understood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Hiroshi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10339670
    Abstract: A tool in a scene is detected using one or more cameras by dividing an image into patches. Multiple different patch sizes are used in conjunction with deep learning to identify the tool in the image. After the tool is identified, a position of the tool in three dimensions is calculated using images from two or more cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Kahle, Changlin Xiao
  • Patent number: 10331944
    Abstract: Technologies for dynamic performance of image analysis are disclosed. When a camera captures one or more images, context data such as data indicative of motion of the camera is captured as well. The context data is used to determine an image analysis parameter for an image analysis procedure to be performed on the one or more images. The image analysis parameter may dictate which image analysis procedure is to be performed and/or provide input to the image analysis procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL Corporation
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Michael E. Kounavis, Omesh Tickoo
  • Patent number: 10332274
    Abstract: A surveillance system and method are provided. The surveillance system includes an image capture device configured to capture a video sequence of a target area that includes a set of objects and is formed from a set of image frames. The surveillance system also includes a processor. The processor is configured to detect the objects to form object detections, and track the object detections over the frames to form tracked detections. The processor is further configured to generate for a current input frame, responsive to conditions, a set of sparse object proposals for a current location of an object based on: (i) the tracked detections of the object from an immediately previous frame; and (ii) detection proposals for the object derived from the current frame. The processor is additionally configured to provide a user perceptible indication of the current location of the object, based on the sparse object proposals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Schulter, Wongun Choi, Bharat Singh, Manmohan Chandraker
  • Patent number: 10321153
    Abstract: A system constructs an optical flow field that corresponds with a selected video frame. The optical flow field is constructed based on a first motion of a mobile platform having an imaging device and a status of the imaging device. The first motion and the status are determined with measurements of sensors installed on the mobile platform and/or the imaging device installed on the mobile platform. The first motion includes at least one of a first rotation, a horizontal movement, or a vertical movement of the mobile platform. The status includes a rotation of the imaging device and/or an orientation of the imaging device relative to the mobile platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yannan Wu
  • Patent number: 10185813
    Abstract: Systems and methods may provide for receiving an authentication input and determining an authentication orientation of a mobile platform during entry of the authentication input. In addition, a determination may be made as to whether to validate a user based on the authentication input and the authentication orientation of the mobile platform. Platform orientation may also be used to detect malware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 10187610
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an input unit and a control unit. The input unit inputs a first image that is captured by a first imaging apparatus that sets a first imaging space as an imaging target, and a second image that is captured by a second imaging apparatus that sets a second imaging space different from the first imaging space as an imaging target and switched to/from the first image and displayed. The control unit outputs, when the first and second images are switched to each other, a switching moving image reflecting positional relevance between the first and second imaging spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: QiHong Wang, Kenichi Okada, Ken Miyashita, Akemi Tazaki
  • Patent number: 10178302
    Abstract: A safety control device causes an appropriate safety function to operate based on the positional relationship between an operator and a hazard source, the positions of which vary from moment to moment. A hazard source detection section and an operator detection section detect an image of the hazard source and an image of the operator, respectively, from an image of a monitoring area taken by an imaging instrument. A shortest distance search section searches for a shortest distance between the image of the hazard source and the image of the operator. A safety function allocation section selects a safety function based on the shortest distance found by the shortest distance search section. A safety signal generation section transmits a safety signal, which indicates the selected safety function, to an external safety-related instrument using an external communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kokubun, Yoshinobu Sato
  • Patent number: 10175751
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are therefore provided to interpret sensor input. In this regard, the method, apparatus and computer program may receive input from a plurality of sensors (e.g., different user input devices), and configure a sensor interpreter based on sensor criteria received from the plurality of sensors. The input received from the sensors may include a distance between a user location and one or more sensors, and a sensor interpreter may be configured based on the distance of the location from of the sensors. The sensor interpreter may be configured so that input operations are transparent to the user, without requiring the user to consciously change the way they interact with the sensors as the sensor interpreter is configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CHANGE HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Cliff Edwards
  • Patent number: 10127445
    Abstract: A camera system comprises an image capturing device, and connected to it are an object classification module and a calibration module. The object classification module is operable to determine whether or not an object in an image is a member of an object class, and the calibration module is operable to estimate representative sizes of the object. The object classification module may determine a confidence parameter that is used by the calibration module, or conversely, the calibration module may produce a size that is used by the classification module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AVIGILON ANALYTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mahesh Saptharishi, Dimitri A. Lisin, Aleksey Lipchin, Igor Reyzin
  • Patent number: 10126837
    Abstract: Provided herein are method, apparatus, and computer program products for automatically outputting a wearer interface or a redemption interface. The wearer interface and the redemption interface may contain information related to a wearer of a wearable device and a provider respectively. The wearable device may reference a merchant redemption parameters database to facilitate the output of the redemption interface, and the wearable device my reference a wearer parameters database to facilitate the output of the wearer interface. Both the wearer interface and the redemption interface may be displayed on the wearable device by an interactive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Bengt Karl Bergstrom, Adam John Muhlbauer, Don Albert Chennavasin, Devdatta Gangal, Jingting Wang
  • Patent number: 10122951
    Abstract: To increase image quality of a moving image by suppressing a color afterimage while reducing color noise, provided is an imaging apparatus, including: an imaging device; and a signal processing unit, in which: the imaging device includes a first pixel group and a second pixel group each including a plurality of pixels each configured to output a pixel signal; and the signal processing unit is configured to perform weighted addition for a second pixel signal output from the second pixel group by inter-frame processing, and to change a weight on each frame in the weighted addition based on an inter-frame differential of a first pixel signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisashi Takado, Noriyuki Kaifu, Fujio Kawano, Tomoya Onishi
  • Patent number: 10082879
    Abstract: A device includes a display configured to display images in accordance with a virtual viewpoint position in a virtual reality space, a distance sensor configured to acquire distance information of a distance in a measuring range in a real space from the distance sensor to a hand of a user wearing the device, and a processor. The processor is configured to acquire a hand image of a hand region based on the distance information, the hand region corresponding to the hand, detect a shape of the hand and an inclination of the hand from the hand image, generate, in accordance with the inclination, when the shape of the hand is a first shape, a display image in which the virtual viewpoint position in the virtual reality space has been moved to another virtual viewpoint position, and control the display to display the display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichiro Niinuma, Toshiyuki Yoshitake
  • Patent number: 10062006
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of detecting an object of the apparatus are provided. The apparatus includes a sensing part configured to photograph an image, a storage configured to store a background image frame, and a controller configured to obtain a first difference image and a second difference image from the photographed image and to determine an existence and a position of an object using the first and the second difference images, wherein the first difference image is an image indicating a difference between a currently photographed image frame and a previously photographed image frame, and the second difference image is an image indicating a difference between the currently photographed image frame and the background image frame stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-hyuk Hong, Young-kwang Seo, Eun-seok Choi, Sang-on Choi
  • Patent number: 10063769
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. The electronic apparatus comprises a first camera and a second camera. The second camera takes a still image while the first camera takes a video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yujiro Fukui, Keisuke Nagata
  • Patent number: 9986158
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for photographing a panoramic image. The method includes detecting a Motion Vector (MV) of a plurality of images captured through a photographing unit, selecting regions to be included in the panoramic image from the plurality of images, based on the MV, and generating the panoramic image including the selected regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yun-Jung Kim, Sung-Dae Cho, Byung-Jun Son
  • Patent number: 9978261
    Abstract: A remote controller and an information processing method and system, which relate to the field of electronic technologies and can improve user experience, where the remote controller is easy to carry. The remote controller includes a remote control main body, where the remote control main body is a wearable ring body; a sensor configured to detect a signal generated by an operation gesture input by a user; a processor, where the processor is connected to the sensor, and is configured to analyze the signal generated by the operation gesture, and generate a corresponding control signal according to an analysis result; and a first wireless communications module, connected to the processor, and configured to send the control signal to a terminal device, so that the terminal device performs a corresponding operation according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lifu Xu, Shan Zhong, Zhaojie Xia
  • Patent number: 9948893
    Abstract: A telecommunication device includes an image capture system that captures an image of a local participant in a telecommunication session, the image comprising foreground and background images defined by plural pixels, each of the pixels having a pixel magnitude related to a sample of the image at a spatial location of the respective pixel and a background modifier that segments plural pixels of the captured image into foreground and background sets of pixels, replaces the background set of pixels with a template set of pixels to form a new background set of pixels, selected pixels in the template set of pixels having a different magnitude than a magnitude of the corresponding pixel in the background set of pixels replaced by the selected pixel, and combines the new background set of pixels with the foreground set of pixels to form modified image information for transmission to a remote endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Tamar Barzuza, Gal Eliraz-Lovonai, Ori Modai
  • Patent number: 9930312
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a depth image using a relative angle between an image sensor and a target object includes an object image extractor to extract an object image from the depth image, a relative angle calculator to calculate a relative angle between an image sensor used to photograph the depth image and a target object corresponding to the object image, and an object image rotator to rotate the object image based on the relative angle and a reference angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam Joon Kim, Byung In Yoo, Sung Joo Suh, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 9922256
    Abstract: A multimodal sensor network is designed to extract a plurality of fundamental properties associated with subject sensing. In one aspect, such network can combine cameras distributed in an environment with inertial sensors available in subjects' wearable devices. The network can permit anonymous detection, counting, and localization of one or more subjects utilizing the cameras. In one aspect, by fusing such information with positional data from the inertial sensors contained or coupled to wearable devices associated with the one or more subjects, the network can track and can identify each subject carrying a wearable device functionally coupled to inertial sensor(s). In one aspect, the problem of subject sensing can be divided into two parts: (1) a detection, counting, and localization (DCL) layer and (2) a tracking and identification (TI) layer, wherein such layers can be implemented via simulations and a real sensor network deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: YALE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Andreas Savvides, Thiago Teixeira
  • Patent number: 9922514
    Abstract: A method for verification of alarms is disclosed. The method involves receiving an alarm signal trigger associated with an alarm signal, receiving video data from a premise associated with the alarm signal, rapidly analyzing the video data to test for the existence a significant event, and when a significant event exists, sending a representation of a segment of interest of the video data, the segment of interest being associated with the significant event, to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CheckVideo LLP
    Inventors: Nikhil Gagvani, Philip Allen Robertson
  • Patent number: 9911193
    Abstract: A telecommunication device includes an image capture system that captures an image of a local participant in a telecommunication session, the image comprising foreground and background images defined by plural pixels, each of the pixels having a pixel magnitude related to a sample of the image at a spatial location of the respective pixel and a background modifier that segments plural pixels of the captured image into foreground and background sets of pixels based on spatial coordinates of the pixels, replaces the background set of pixels with a template set of pixels to form a new background set of pixels, each selected pixel in the template set of pixels having a different magnitude than a magnitude of the corresponding pixel in the background set of pixels replaced by the selected pixel, and combines the new background set of pixels with the foreground set of pixels to form modified image information for transmission to a remote endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Gal Eliraz-Levonai, Tamar Barzuza
  • Patent number: 9900532
    Abstract: To increase image quality of a moving image by suppressing a color afterimage while reducing color noise, provided is an imaging apparatus, including: an imaging device; and a signal processing unit, in which: the imaging device includes a first pixel group and a second pixel group each including a plurality of pixels each configured to output a pixel signal; and the signal processing unit is configured to perform weighted addition for a second pixel signal output from the second pixel group by inter-frame processing, and to change a weight on each frame in the weighted addition based on an inter-frame differential of a first pixel signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisashi Takado, Noriyuki Kaifu, Fujio Kawano, Tomoya Onishi
  • Patent number: 9886645
    Abstract: Technologies pertaining to registering a target image with a base image are described. In a general embodiment, the base image is selected from a set of images, and the target image is an image in the set of images that is to be registered to the base image. A set of disjoint regions of the target image is selected, and a transform to be applied to the target image is computed based on the optimization of a metric over the selected set of disjoint regions. The transform is applied to the target image so as to register the target image with the base image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Pitts, Simon Hathaway, David B. Karelitz, John Sandusky, Mark Richard Laine
  • Patent number: 9718477
    Abstract: A vehicle haptic feedback system includes a haptic actuator, a detection device, and a controller. The haptic actuator is configured to provide haptic feedback to a vehicle driver. The detection device is disposed in an interior of the vehicle and is configured to capture movements of the vehicle driver and output data representing the movements. The controller is coupled to the detection device and is configured to receive a signal from the detection device indicative of the movements. The controller is also coupled to a haptic effect feedback system. Based on the signal, the controller is configured to send a signal to select a haptic effect from an effect table and is configured to send a signal to the haptic actuator to provide the selected haptic effect. The haptic actuator is coupled to a driver's seat, a steering wheel, a driver's seat belt, and/or an object wearable by the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventor: Dat Truong
  • Patent number: 9720011
    Abstract: A monitoring device for monitoring a movement profile of a user in the region of an actuating element of an aircraft or spacecraft, having at least one movement sensor which is configured to detect a first monitoring space of the monitoring device and at the same time a second monitoring space of the monitoring device which differs from the first monitoring space. Also a method for monitoring a movement profile of a user in the region of an actuating element of an aircraft or spacecraft, with: detection of a first monitoring space of the monitoring device by at least one movement sensor; and simultaneous detection of a second monitoring space, which is different from the first monitoring space, by the at least one movement sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Riedel
  • Patent number: 9720230
    Abstract: A head mounted display for supporting improvement in an act of moving a body is provided. The head mounted display includes image display unit that transmits external scenery therethrough and forms an image, a body motion detection unit that detects motions of a body of a user and at least a part of a tool bundled with the body, a model moving image acquisition unit that accesses a model moving image storage unit which stores, as a model moving image, a moving image showing a motion of the body, used as a reference of the act and stores the model moving image for each type of act, and acquires one or a plurality of model moving images corresponding to a detection result from the body motion detection unit, and a display control unit that causes the image display unit to form the acquired model moving image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Saito, Masahide Takano, Hiroyuki Baba
  • Patent number: 9679390
    Abstract: An image such as a depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device. A grid of voxels may then be generated based on the depth image such that the depth image may be downsampled. A background included in the grid of voxels may then be discarded to isolate one or more voxels associated with a foreground object such as a human target and the isolated voxels associated with the foreground object may be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Peeper, Johnny Lee, Tommer Leyvand, Szymon Stachniak
  • Patent number: 9588037
    Abstract: A system for three dimensional imaging of motile objects includes an image sensor and a sample holder disposed adjacent to the image sensor. A first illumination source is provided and has a first wavelength and positioned relative to the sample holder at a first location to illuminate the sample. A second illumination source is also provided having a second wavelength, different from the first wavelength, and positioned relative to the sample holder at a second location, different from the first location, to illuminate the sample. The first and second illumination sources are configured to simultaneously, or alternatively, sequentially illuminate the sample contained within the sample holder. Three dimensional positions of the motile objects in each frame are obtained based on digitally reconstructed projection images of the mobile objects obtained from the first and second illumination sources. This positional data is connected for each frame to obtain 3D trajectories of motile objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Aydogan Ozcan, Ting-Wei Su
  • Patent number: 9497422
    Abstract: A perimeter monitoring device for a work vehicle is configured to monitor a surrounding of the work vehicle and display a monitored result on a display device. The perimeter monitoring device includes cameras, a bird's-eye image display unit, obstacle detecting sensors, a camera image specifying unit, and a camera image displaying unit. The camera image specifying unit is configured to specify one or more camera images in which one or more of obstacles are captured when the one or more of obstacles are detected by the obstacle detecting sensors. The camera image displaying unit is configured to display a relevant camera image in alignment with the bird's-eye image on the display device when a plurality of camera images are specified by the camera image specifying unit, the relevant camera image being ranked in a high priority ranking based on a priority order set in accordance with travelling states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Mitsuta, Shigeru Harada, Tomikazu Tanuki, Eishin Masutani, Yukihiro Nakanishi, Takeshi Kurihara, Dai Tsubone, Masaomi Machida
  • Patent number: 9483841
    Abstract: A processor generates a first road surface image from an image at a first time captured by an imaging device mounted on a moving body, and generates a second road surface image from an image at a second time after the first time. Next, the processor determines direction information depending on a direction of travel of the moving body between the first time and the second time from an amount of turn of the moving body between the first time and the second time. Then, the processor determines a relative positional relationship between the first road surface image and the second road surface image by using the amount of turn and the direction information, and determines an amount of travel of the moving body between the first time and the second time on the basis of the relative positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Osafumi Nakayama, Munehisa Agari
  • Patent number: 9449484
    Abstract: A security system comprises one or more sensor devices configured to detect conditions at one or more sites; one or more checkpoints at each of said one or more sites configured to receive signals from the one or more sensor devices; and a central headquarters processor configured to receive signals indicative of the conditions detected at said one or more sites from the one or more checkpoints. The central headquarters processor is configured to process the signals to determine if an event has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Richman Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Lawrence Richman
  • Patent number: 9449397
    Abstract: A motion determination system is disclosed. The system may receive a first camera image and a second camera image. The system may receive a first range image corresponding to the first camera image. The system may generate a first range map by fusing the first camera image and the first range image. The system may iteratively process a plurality of first features in the first range map to determine a change in position of the machine. The plurality of second features may correspond to the plurality of first features, and each of the plurality of first and second features is denoted by feature points in an image space of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Chang, Paul Russell Friend
  • Patent number: 9392145
    Abstract: A mechanism for facilitating dynamic phase detection with high jitter tolerance for images of media streams is described. In one embodiment, a method includes calculating stability optimization of an image of a media stream based on a plurality of pixels of two or more consecutive frames relating to a plurality of phases of the image, calculating sharpness optimization of the image, and selecting a best phase of the plurality of phases based on the stability and sharpness optimization of the image. The best phase may represent the image such that the image is displayed in a manner in accordance with human vision perceptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiong Huang, Yuan Chen, Tieshan Liu, Lianghai Li, Bing Zhang, Jian Zhu
  • Patent number: 9348323
    Abstract: A mobile device and a display apparatus are caused to cooperate. A user is instructed to do a predetermined action and the user holds and moves the mobile device. A motion of the mobile device is detected by the mobile device and the motion of the user is detected by the display apparatus. A pair of the mobile device and the display apparatus that detect the same action at the same time is caused to cooperate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tokuo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9332161
    Abstract: A rectangular moving region is properly determined. A retainer retains an outputted moving region of time t and, at time t+1, provides it to a specified region feature detector. At time t+1, the specified region feature detector applies the moving coordinates of time t provided by the judgment unit to respective images of times t and t+1 to calculate feature data d(t) around the moving coordinates of time t and feature data d(t+1) around the moving coordinates of time t+1 and then provides the calculated data to a judgment unit. The judgment unit judges whether there is a box, based on the feature data d(t+1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: EIZO Corporation
    Inventors: Masafumi Higashi, Masashi Nakao, Hiroki Matsuzaki, Haifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 9247110
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for remotely monitoring images from an image capturing device. Image data from an image capturing component is received where image data represents images of a scene in a field of view of the image capturing component. The image data may be analyzed to determine that the scene has changed. A determination may be made that the scene has changed. In response to this determination being made, a communication may be transmitted to a designated device, recipient or network location. The communication may be informative that a scene change or event occurred. The communication may be in the form of a notification or an actual image or series of images of the scene after the change or event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Julia, Makhlouf Serghine, Yohan Le Nerriec
  • Patent number: 9241138
    Abstract: An image monitoring technology for accurately collecting information about a monitoring target is provided. An image monitoring apparatus according to the present invention tracks the monitoring target on the basis of images sent from an overhead camera and images sent from gazing cameras, and switches gazing targets for the gazing cameras on the basis of the position and event information of the monitoring target, and tracking information about the monitoring target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Yoneji, Tomoaki Yoshinaga, Daisuke Matsubara, Tatsuhiko Kagehiro
  • Patent number: 9230382
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the automated processing of documents and, more specifically, to methods and systems for aligning, capturing and processing document images using mobile and desktop devices. In accordance with various embodiments, methods and systems for document image alignment, capture, transmission, and verification are provided such that accurate data capture is optimized. These methods and systems may comprise capturing an image on a mobile or stationary device, analyzing images using iterative and weighting procedures, locating the edges or corners of the document, providing geometric correction of document images, converting the color image into a black and white image, transmitting images to a server, and testing the accuracy of the images captured and transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Vertifi Software, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 9224044
    Abstract: A computing system receives a definition of a zone of interest within the scene depicted in the video steam. In response to receiving the definition of the zone of interest, the computing system determines, for each motion event detected in the video stream, whether a respective event mask of the motion event overlaps with the zone of interest by at least a predetermined overlap factor; and identifying the motion event as an event of interest associated with the zone of interest in accordance with a determination that the respective event mask of the motion event overlaps with the zone of interest by at least the predetermined overlap factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jason N. Laska, Gregory R. Nelson, Greg Duffy, Hiro Mitsuji, Cameron Hill, Martin Davidsson, Michael D. Montalbo, Tung Yuen Wan
  • Patent number: 9208667
    Abstract: A method for verification of alarms is disclosed. The method involves receiving an alarm signal trigger associated with an alarm signal, receiving video data from a premise associated with the alarm signal, rapidly analyzing the video data to test for the existence a significant event, and when a significant event exists, sending a representation of a segment of interest of the video data, the segment of interest being associated with the significant event, to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: CheckVideo LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Gagvani, Philip Allen Robertson
  • Patent number: 9202115
    Abstract: Provided is an event detection system including an image acquisition unit that acquires an image of a predetermined region, an image analysis unit that obtains focus data including a focus distance and a focus gain of the acquired image, an event occurrence determination unit that determines based on the focus data whether an event has occurred, and an alarm generation unit that generates an alarm signal according to an event signal transmitted from the event occurrence determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ki Bum Park
  • Patent number: 9123227
    Abstract: A system for checking security of video surveillance of an area by a plurality of video units includes: (a) a respective signaling unit coupled with each of a respective signaling-equipped video unit among the plurality of video units; and (b) a control unit coupled with each respective video unit of the plurality of video units; the control unit providing an encoding arrangement for use by each respective signaling unit for emitting a predetermined signal. Each respective signaling-equipped video unit is oriented to permit at least one other video unit of the plurality of video units to receive the predetermined signal. The control unit cooperates with the plurality of video units to evaluate received the predetermined signals to effect the checking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ronald A. Kubinski, Robert J. Atmur, Barbara Park
  • Patent number: 9041814
    Abstract: An automatic tracking camera system includes: a rotating unit for panning and tilting an image pickup unit including a lens apparatus and an image pickup apparatus; a tracking object detector; a motion vector detector for detecting a motion vector of the object to be tracked; a capture position setting unit for setting a capture position of the object to be tracked in the picked up image; and a controller for controlling drive of the rotating unit. The controller controls the rotating unit in a capture mode to capture the object to be tracked at the capture position based on the motion vector detected by the motion vector detector after the tracking object detector has detected the object to be tracked in the picked up image, and a maintenance mode to continuously capture the object to be tracked at the capture position after the capture mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuji Takashima
  • Patent number: 9025822
    Abstract: In embodiments of spatially coherent nearest neighbor fields, initial matching patches of a nearest neighbor field can be determined at image grid locations of a first digital image and a second digital image. Spatial coherency can be enforced for each matching patch in the second digital image with reference to respective matching patches in the first digital image based on motion data of neighboring matching patches. A multi-resolution iterative process can then update each spatially coherent matching patch based on overlapping grid regions of the matching patches that are evaluated for matching regions of the first and second digital images. An optimal, spatially coherent matching patch can be selected for each of the image grid locations of the first and second digital images based on iterative interaction to enforce the spatial coherency of each matching patch and the multi-resolution iterative process to update each spatially coherent matching patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Hailin Jin, Zhuoyuan Chen, Zhe Lin, Scott D. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9019380
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention provide methods, apparatus, systems, computing devices, computing entities, and/or the like for detecting possible traffic violations of vehicles. For example, in one embodiment, this may include receiving an indication that a school bus has entered or is entering a stopped position. After receiving an indication that the school bus has entered or is entering the stopped position, an area proximate the school bus can be monitored to detect possible traffic violations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher T. Schenken, Mark J. Davidson
  • Patent number: 8995718
    Abstract: A method for low complexity change detection in a sequence of images using configurable block sizes is disclosed. In one embodiment, a first change detection map is generated by performing change detection based on configurable block sizes between a current image and one of an estimated first background image and a previous image. The first change detection map classifies each block as changed or unchanged. The selection between the previous image and the estimated background image for use in change detection is done using a confidence estimate, which is updated both at the low level and at the end of a high-level change analysis. In another embodiment, an estimated second background image is used in addition to the estimate first background image to help quickly adapt when a stationary object starts moving or when a scene object becomes stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Ittiam Systems (P) Ltd.
    Inventors: Sriram Sethuraman, Santhoshkumar Chilkundasrinivasamurthy
  • Patent number: 8970699
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for monitoring the security of a plurality of automobiles includes receiving a message indicating a potential security threat to an automobile, and sending, over a network to a terminal device associated with an owner of the automobile, an alert indicating the potential security threat to the automobile. The method may further include one or more of: streaming video from a security camera onboard the automobile, streaming video from a public security camera near the automobile, or sending a report to a law enforcement entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Xiao, Afshin Moshrefi, Andre Turner, Dongchen Wang
  • Patent number: 8953041
    Abstract: An Engineer's View (EV) wireless video system for powered and unpowered model railroad engines is disclosed. The invention uses commercially available wireless spy cameras, powered by a custom power supply circuit which is compatible with either DC or DCC track systems. The present invention is compatible with all commercial model railroad gauge diesel engines including HO and N Gauge or may be factory installed. The EV system demonstrates a remarkably stable and realistic image of a model railroad layout. Moreover, the present invention may also provide a stable source of power to the engine where stalling could occur at points of track defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Johnson Bartlett, Sr., William Travis Bartlett
  • Patent number: RE45768
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method for modeling faces from images captured from a single or a plurality of image capturing systems at different times. The method first determines the demographics of the person being imaged. This demographic classification is then used to select an approximate three dimensional face model from a set of models. Using this initial model and properties of camera projection, the model is adjusted leading to a more accurate face model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: HYACINTH AUDIO LLC
    Inventors: Rajeev Sharma, Kuntal Sengupta