Motion Detection Patents (Class 348/155)
  • Patent number: 10334166
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a distributed video panoramic display system. The present disclosure collects video images of different areas through an existing camera network; the video images collected by each camera are converted into the same coordinate system by each video splitting node in a video splitting module; a plurality of paths of video image data are subjected to parallel splitting processing, so that a display area of each split video image block in a panoramic display unit respectively corresponds to a separate display screen; and each video reorganization node in a video reorganization module is used to perform reorganization processing on each received video image block, then each path of video image formed after the processing is output to the corresponding display screen of the panoramic display unit, and a panoramic video image is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jihong Pei, Kai Sun, Xuan Yang, Weixin Xie
  • Patent number: 10321528
    Abstract: This invention describes a system and method to provide a service to advertisers and businesses that enables adaptation of advertising priorities using information collected by a lighting infrastructure. The system uses outdoor lighting networks to manage/control data sensors connected to a network, e.g. hosted at lighting units. This invention enables new business scenarios where operators and/or owners of the city's lighting infrastructure can provide a value added service or generate revenue from ad providers and local businesses by leveraging the data acquired through the lighting and adjacent infrastructure (e.g. sensors) to help the businesses to increase their advertising performance/targets; particularly, with respect to Location Based Services (LBS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dave Alberto Tavares Cavalcanti, Kevin J. Dowling, Frederick Morgan, Jianfeng Wang, Ihor Lys, Michael Blackwell
  • Patent number: 10321144
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of a method of configuring a video source comprising an embedded encoder for generating a stream, in a video-surveillance system comprising virtual encoders generating virtual streams, the method comprising: transcoding a reference stream generated by the video source to generate virtual streams according to distinct encoding configurations of the virtual encoders; for each of the generated virtual streams, computing a similarity distance between the corresponding virtual stream and a reference stream generated by the video source; obtaining a quality indicator relative to a task to be carried out on a stream generated by the video source; selecting an encoding configuration of a virtual encoder based on the computed similarity distances and the obtained quality indicator; and determining at least one configuration parameter value of the encoder of the video source as a function of the selected encoding configuration of the virtual encoder and of a look-up table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Julien Sevin, Pierre Visa
  • Patent number: 10270977
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus for tracking a subject is provided. The An imaging apparatus has an imaging unit which images a subject to obtain an image, an area detecting unit which detects in the image obtained by the imaging unit a light changing area, in which light changes in a time-series manner, a position detecting unit which detects a position of the light changing area detected by the area detecting unit in the image obtained by the imaging unit, a local area searching unit which searches for a local area within a prescribed region defined on the basis of the position of the light changing area detected by the position detecting unit, wherein the local area shows a large feature value in an image processing, and a tracking unit which tracks movement of the local area found by the local area searching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10262196
    Abstract: A method and system for predicting neurological disorders is provided. The method comprises receiving videos of individuals and detecting Regions of Interest (ROI) in video frames. The method further comprises determining a Motion Vector (MV) for each ROI in a set of successive frames and comparing value of the determined MV with pre-stored values. Furthermore, the method comprises identifying a MV matching a pre-stored value thereby identifying a ROI and a frame corresponding to the identified MV, wherein the pre-stored value indicates onset of an expression. Also, the method comprises determining MVs for the identified ROI in subsequent sets of successive frames and comparing value of the determined MVs with a pre-stored value of MV corresponding to peak and offset of the indicated expression. The method further comprises identifying the frame corresponding to the peak and offset of the indicated expression and generating pictorial representation for predicting neurological disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INDIA PVT. LTD.
    Inventors: Geelapaturu Subrahmanya Venkata Radha Krishna Rao, Kuhelee Roy, Savarimuthu Margret Anouncia
  • Patent number: 10242272
    Abstract: A sequence of images obtained by a camera mounted on a vehicle is processed in order to generate Optical Flow data including a list of Motion Vectors being associated with respective features in the sequence of images. The Optical Flow data is analyzed to calculate a Vanishing Point by calculating the mean point of all intersections of straight lines passing through motion vectors lying in a road. An Horizontal Filter subset is determined taking into account the Vanishing Point and a Bound Box list from a previous frame in order to filter from the Optical Flow the horizontal motion vectors. The subset of Optical Flow is clustered to generate the Bound Box list retrieving the moving objects in a scene. The Bound Box list is sent to an Alert Generation device and an output video shows the input scene where the detected moving objects are surrounded by a Bounding Box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Spampinato, Salvatore Curti, Nunziata Ivana Guarneri, Arcangelo Ranieri Bruna
  • Patent number: 10217001
    Abstract: A video object data storage and display system comprising a video object data selection and viewing portion and a video object data storage portion. The system comprises a video object having a: scale/size, pose/tilt, location, and frame/time. The system further comprises a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KickView Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Ohm, Robert L. North, Kyle A. Muchmore
  • Patent number: 10210737
    Abstract: Systems and methods to perform privacy-aware computer-vision-based human activity monitoring with real-time haptic feedback. The system and method described in this disclosure employing a registration process for consenting human subjects before their activities are monitored. The registration process involves the corroboration of human motion captured in different modalities, i.e., computer-vision-based via the programmable computer-vision-based motion sensor and accelerometer-based via the wearable device. The tracked human activities are assessed in real-time and upon detection of activities that violated predefined rules, haptic feedback is delivered in real-time to the tracked human subject via the wearable device worn by the caregiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cleveland State University
    Inventor: Wenbing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10205909
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices in network communication with additional cameras in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, an audio/video (A/V) recording and communication device is provided comprising: a first camera configured to capture image data at a first resolution; a communication module; and a processing module operatively connected to the first camera and the communication module, wherein the processing module is in network communication with a backend server, the processing module comprising: a processor; and a camera application that configures the processor to: maintain the first camera in a low-power state; receive a power-up command signal from the backend server based on an output signal from a second camera; power up the first camera in response to the power-up command signal; and capture image data using the first camera in response to the power-up command signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Elliott Lemberger
  • Patent number: 10205891
    Abstract: A method and system for determining occupancy in a space, include determining presence of an occupant in a space based a signal from a PIR sensor monitoring the space and on analysis of an image of the space. Assigning different weights to the PIR signal and image analysis enables controlling a device in the space differently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: POINTGRAB LTD.
    Inventors: Moshe Nakash, Mark Ginzburg, Jonathan Laserson, Ora Zackay, Gilboa Levy, Eyal Frishman
  • Patent number: 10200660
    Abstract: An audio-video communication system comprises a wireless exterior module located proximate an entrance, a computerized controller running a software application, and a remote peripheral device. The wireless exterior module includes a proximity sensor for detecting a person at the entrance, a video camera for recording an image of the person at the entrance, a microphone for recording the person at the entrance, a speaker for playing audio to the person at the entrance, a transmitter for communicating sounds and images of the person at the entrance, and a receiver for receiving communications at the wireless exterior module. The computerized controller is disposed in wireless electronic communication with the wireless exterior module via the transmitter and the receiver of the wireless exterior module. The remote peripheral device is configured to electronically communicate with the computerized controller for viewing an image from the video camera communicated from the wireless exterior module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Eyetalk365, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Carter
  • Patent number: 10192128
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for enhancing operability of a mobile apparatus. An information processing apparatus (2000) includes a first processing unit (2020), a second processing unit (2040), and a control unit (2060). The first processing unit (2020) generates information indicating an event detection position in accordance with a position on a surveillance image set in a first operation. The first operation is an operation with respect to the surveillance image displayed on a display screen. The second processing unit (2040) performs a display change process with respect to the surveillance image or a window including the surveillance image. The control unit (2060) causes any one of the first processing unit (2020) and the second processing unit (2040) to process the first operation on the basis of a second operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichiro Ida, Hiroshi Kitajima, Hiroyoshi Miyano
  • Patent number: 10192106
    Abstract: A moving object detection apparatus that analyzes a photographic image captured by an onboard camera and detects a moving object is provided. The moving object detection apparatus includes an imaging portion that captures the photographic image at a predetermined time interval; a peripheral region detection portion that detects a first moving object of a size smaller than a predetermined size and a second moving object of a size larger than the predetermined size as the moving object in a peripheral region; and a central region detection portion that detects the first moving object as the moving object in a central region. The central region detection portion detects the first moving object and the second moving object as the moving object when the second moving object has been detected in the peripheral region at a previous time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shusaku Shigemura
  • Patent number: 10182212
    Abstract: This application relates to techniques for obtaining wide area intermittent video (WAIV). Some embodiments disclosed herein include a method of obtaining WAIV. The method can include, for example, capturing images at a series of sensor stations having pre-determined locations along a flightline. The flightline can be repeated one or more times, where images are captured at the same sensor stations with each pass of the flightline. The captured images from the same sensor station may have replicated view geometry and may be co-registered and precisely aligned with pixel-level precision. The captured images from multiple sensor stations through time may also be displayed together based upon absolute or relative sensor station locations to create a temporal sequence of wide area intermittent video. The approach provides efficient methods for creating wide area video with reduced temporal imaging frame rates. Systems and devices for forming wide area intermittent video are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Lloyd Lawrence Arthur Coulter, Christopher Lippitt
  • Patent number: 10163222
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment includes a touch panel unit that detects a touch operation. When a user touches the touch panel unit while the image capturing apparatus is in a mode of tracking a predetermined object, a system control unit sets an object search area for searching for the predetermined object. The system control unit sets the tracking area based on a difference between information corresponding to a distance to an object calculated by an image calculation unit for the object search area and information corresponding to a distance to an object that has previously been tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryota Sekimoto
  • Patent number: 10148929
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a motion sensor, an image capturing unit, a display unit and a processing unit. A controlling method for the electronic apparatus includes following steps. An initial orientation of the electronic apparatus is obtained by the motion sensor when a first image is captured by the electronic apparatus. A predetermined rotation angle relative to the initial orientation is assigned. A rotation prompt indicating the predetermined rotation angle is displayed via the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Liang-Kang Huang, Yu-Ting Lee, Tzu-Hao Kuo, Chun-Hsiang Huang
  • Patent number: 10148363
    Abstract: A method of optical communication, implemented at a receiver in an optical communication network, includes receiving an optical signal carrying modulated information bits, processing the optical signal through a receiver subsystem to generate a stream of digitized modulation symbols from the optical signal, and producing, using the digitized modulation symbols as input symbols to an iterative process, estimates of information bits. Each iteration includes: generating estimated output symbols from input symbols by filtering by an estimate of inverse of the optical channel, updating, using the estimated output symbols, the estimate of the inverse of the optical channel to minimize a measure of error, and compensating the estimated output symbols by using pre-distortion values from a look-up table (LUT) to generate compensated output symbols that are used as input to a next iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Chang Chien, Zhensheng Jia, Jianjun Yu
  • Patent number: 10134255
    Abstract: Provided is a digital future-now security system, method, and program capable of preventing an improper behavior, etc., of a person who is not excluded by conventional security checks. A digital future-now security system (1000) comprises a behavior pattern DB (115) that accumulates behavior patterns, the behavior pattern is positions of a mobile terminal device (30) on a layout, and stores them as normal patterns, and a behavior pattern determination function unit (112) that determines whether a behavior pattern, at the time of acquisition of positional information of the mobile terminal device (30), corresponds to the “normal pattern” stored in the behavior pattern DB (115), and issues a warning when the behavior pattern deviates from the “normal pattern” and any other mobile terminal device (30) is not present within a predetermined distance from the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNOMIRAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Miwa
  • Patent number: 10126834
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic device, which includes a display component, in which at least one controllable element is arranged to be visualized in its entirety, the control of which element is arranged to be based on determining a change (M) relating to the attitude or position of the device and camera means arranged to form image frames (IMAGE1, IMAGE2), and in which, in order to control the functions of the device, such as, for example, to control the element, the change is arranged to be determined, using optical data-flow algorithms, from the image frames formed by the camera means, which image frames are arranged to be compared to each other in a set manner, and on the basis of which comparison the said change is arranged to be determined. The image frames are arranged to be segmented in a selected manner, from which at least one movement vector (SR, SL, SUp, SDown) determining the said change is arranged to be determined from at least some of the segments (SEGMENT1, SEGMENT2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Mikko Blomqvist, Tommi Laine, Miia Onkalo
  • Patent number: 10102432
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image recognition method including: producing a distribution of first pixel value range by acquiring a distribution of pixel values of a plurality of pixels of a first selected block in a first surveillance image from previous M images; producing a distribution of second pixel value range by acquiring a distribution of pixel values of the pixels of the first selected block from previous N images, wherein N and M are positive integers, and N<M; obtaining a first varying parameter related to the first selected block according to the distribution of first pixel value range and the distribution of second pixel value range; and generating a first recognition signal when the first varying parameter is greater than a first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Denis Xynkin, Min-Hao Li, Yi-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 10102786
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for displaying data in a portable terminal to control data displayed on a projection beam screen. The apparatus includes a beam projector unit for displaying data on a beam screen, at least one camera unit for capturing the data displayed on the beam screen, and a controller for extracting a differential region between data to be displayed on the beam screen and the displayed data captured by the camera unit and displaying the data on the beam screen according to a display screen region excluding the differential region therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Min Park
  • Patent number: 10097796
    Abstract: An audio-video communication system comprises a wireless exterior module located proximate an entrance, a computerized controller running a software application, and a remote peripheral device. The wireless exterior module includes a proximity sensor for detecting a person at the entrance, a video camera for recording an image of the person at the entrance, a microphone for recording the person at the entrance, a speaker for playing audio to the person at the entrance, a transmitter for communicating sounds and images of the person at the entrance, and a receiver for receiving communications at the wireless exterior module. The computerized controller is disposed in wireless electronic communication with the wireless exterior module via the transmitter and the receiver of the wireless exterior module. The remote peripheral device is configured to electronically communicate with the computerized controller for viewing an image from the video camera communicated from the wireless exterior module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Eyetalk365, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Carter
  • Patent number: 10091863
    Abstract: A computing system (200) and a method of generating data for enabling external control of a lighting system (100) comprising a plurality of light sources (101, 102) based on third party content are provided. The computing system is configured to receive a plurality of registrations of lighting systems and, for each of the registered lighting systems, information including indications of positions of at least some of the light sources of the lighting system, and to map the information onto a coordinate system. A coordinate-based representation is generated based on the mapping. Further, the computing system is configured to receive third party content from an external third party content provider (300), select at least one of the registered lighting systems, and generate data for controlling the selected lighting system. The generation of data is based on the coordinate-based representation related to the selected lighting system and the third party content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bozena Erdmann, Esko Olavi Dijk, Theodorus Jacobus Johannes Denteneer
  • Patent number: 10074209
    Abstract: A method for processing a current image of an image sequence is disclosed. According to the invention, the method includes: identification of at least one region to be constructed associated with the current image, called unknown region, selection of at least one construction technique for constructing said at least one unknown region, association of at least one confidence indicator with said at least one unknown region, the confidence indicator being obtained by: a first value representative of the use of temporal inpainting or inter-view inpainting inversely proportional to the temporal or inter-view distance, a second value representative of the use of temporal inpainting or inter-view inpainting to construct said pixel, a third value representative of the minimum distance between said and a pixel of a known region, a fourth value representative of the application of a color and/or luminance compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Matthieu Fradet, Joan Llach Pinsach, Philippe Robert
  • Patent number: 10051246
    Abstract: A video surveillance system includes: an input configured to receive indications of images each comprising a plurality of pixels; a memory; and a processing unit communicatively coupled to the input and the memory and configured to: analyze the indications of the images; compare the present image with a short-term background image stored in the memory; compare the present image with a long-term background image stored in the memory; provide an indication in response to an object in the present image being disposed in a first location in the present image, in a second location in, or absent from, the short-term background image, and in a third location in, or absent from, the long-term background image, where the first location is different from both the second location and the third location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Pelco, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Su, Lei Wang, Farzin Aghdasi, Shu Yang
  • Patent number: 10044970
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is disclosed. The splitter duplicates an original image signal into a first image signal and a second image signal. The first signal converter converts the second image signal having a first image format to the second image signal having a second image format. The image processor stores the second image signal in the memory according to an enable signal and continuously compares whether the current frame of the second image signal is the same as the previous frame of the second image signal. If they are different, the image processor continuously receives the second image signal and stores it in the memory. If they are the same, the image processor stops receiving the second image signal. The second converter converts the second image signal having the second image format to the second image signal having the first image format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ATEN INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shang-Yi Yang, Jian-Liang Che, Ming-Chen Hsu
  • Patent number: 10043359
    Abstract: A monitoring area is scanned by an area sensor device (e.g., an optical distance meter) detects objects. Moving objects are identified among the detected objects, and, among the identified moving objects, a moving object which is present in the monitoring area and which has been newest identified is set as a tracking target. The moving object which has been set at the tracking target is automatically tracked by a camera device. As a result, even if there are present a plurality of moving objects in the monitoring area, tracking targets can be switched from one to another, so that it is possible to designate, as a tracking target, a moving object desired by an observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takiguchi, Tetsuya Iwasaki, Kenji Tsubone
  • Patent number: 10027928
    Abstract: A system and method for inspecting a surface, comprising: illuminating said surface with an electromagnetic radiation to generate scattered radiation, having a plurality of scattering angles, from features of said surface; collecting said scattered radiation from said surface at two or more positions, with radiation collected at each position forming an image of a plurality of points on said surface by collecting a portion of said scattered radiation propagating in a subset of said scattering angles; detecting images of surface at two or more said positions; and combining information from two or more said images of surface to generate a global information set, having information from a plurality of said scattering angles collected by two or more said imaging modules, whereby said features of said surface are detected in said images of surface and in said global information set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Exnodes Inc.
    Inventor: Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani
  • Patent number: 10019633
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are provided for processing video data. For example, techniques and systems are provided for matching a plurality of bounding boxes to a plurality of trackers. In some examples, a first association is performed, in which case one or more of the plurality of bounding boxes are associated with one or more of the plurality of trackers by minimizing distances between the one or more bounding boxes and the one or more trackers. A set of unmatched trackers are identified from the plurality of trackers after the first association. The set of unmatched trackers are not associated with a bounding box from the plurality of bounding boxes during the first association. A second association is then performed, in which case each of the set of unmatched trackers is associated with an associated bounding box from the plurality of bounding boxes that is within a first pre-determined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ying Chen, Lei Wang, Jinglun Gao
  • Patent number: 9996739
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for gait analysis of a subject. The method includes obtaining visual data from an image capture device positioned in front of or behind the subject, the plurality of image frames capturing at least one gait cycle of the gait of the subject, detecting one or more prescribed features within the plurality of image frames, analyzing each of the plurality of image frames to detect cross-frame stability of the one or more prescribed features, and segmenting the gait of the subject into at least one gait cycle based at least in part on the detected cross-frame stability of the one or more prescribed features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Hao Wu, Beilei Xu, Wencheng Wu, Robert P. Loce
  • Patent number: 9984195
    Abstract: A system or technique provides for a hierarchical visual-based analysis of electrical integrated circuit system simulation results. A three-dimensional or 3D visualization may be used to identify and conduct an analysis of the integrated circuit. An analysis is done on a specific feature of the integrated circuit that is visible in the three-dimensional visualization. The specific feature may be one that is obscured by other layers of the integrated circuit visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: WorldWide Pro Ltd.
    Inventor: William Wai Yan Ho
  • Patent number: 9967550
    Abstract: Provided is a three-dimensional image processing system that includes a sensor portion that is attached to a measurement target and detects a three-dimensional motion thereof as measurement data; a moving image data generation portion that generates moving image data in which the sensor potion is imaged together with the measurement target; and a control portion that causes the moving image data and the measurement data to be synchronized with each other on a time axis by comparing a change pattern relating to the motion of the sensor portion and being based on the moving image data with a change pattern relating to the motion of the sensor portion and being based on the measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Matsushita
  • Patent number: 9946320
    Abstract: An information processing method and an electronic apparatus are described to reduce the power consumption of electronic apparatus. The method is applied to an electronic apparatus that includes a processing module with at least two sensing units corresponding to at least two power consumption grades. The method includes, when the N sensing units among the at least two sensing units are in an OFF state and the M sensing units among the at least two sensing units are in an ON state, obtaining a first parameter through at least one sensing unit among the M sensing units; determining whether the first parameter satisfies a first predetermined condition; if so, controlling N1 sensing units among the N sensing units to be in the ON state, wherein N1 is a positive integer less than or equal to N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qian Zhao, Yawei Cheng
  • Patent number: 9928708
    Abstract: A camera and method identify moving objects of interest in a field of view of the camera. The method includes: capturing two or more images successively over a time period, each image being associated with different times during the time period; obtaining binary image from each successive pair of images, the binary image comprising a binary value at each pixel indicating whether a change in pixel values of at least a predetermined magnitude has occurred at that pixel between the time associated with the first image of the success pair of images and time associated with the second image of the successive pair of images; deriving one or more motion boxes each encapsulating one or more nearby pixels in binary image; processing motion boxes of each binary image to obtain refined motion boxes; and classifying refined motion boxes each into categories representative of one moving object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: HAWXEYE, INC.
    Inventors: Andy Lin, Kyle Neblett, Marios Savvides, Karanhaar Singh, Chandrasekhar Bhagavatula
  • Patent number: 9924141
    Abstract: An audio-video communication system comprises a wireless exterior module located proximate an entrance, a computerized controller running a software application, and a remote peripheral device. The wireless exterior module includes a proximity sensor for detecting a person at the entrance, a video camera for recording an image of the person at the entrance, a microphone for recording the person at the entrance, a speaker for playing audio to the person at the entrance, a transmitter for communicating sounds and images of the person at the entrance, and a receiver for receiving communications at the wireless exterior module. The computerized controller is disposed in wireless electronic communication with the wireless exterior module via the transmitter and the receiver of the wireless exterior module. The remote peripheral device is configured to electronically communicate with the computerized controller for viewing an image from the video camera communicated from the wireless exterior module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Eyetalk365, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Carter
  • Patent number: 9911311
    Abstract: A tracking system determines that a first device of an owner of a tracking device is not within a proximity of the tracking device, that a second device is within a proximity of the tracking device, and whether a tracking application is not running on the first device. Responsive to determining that the tracking application is not running on the first device, the tracking system generates a notification informing the owner that the tracking application is not running on the first device. Responsive to determining that a location of the second device within a proximity of the tracking device is more than a threshold distance from a last known location of the tracking device, the tracking system generates a another notification informing the owner that the tracking device may be lost. The tracking system provides one or both of the notifications to the first device for display to the owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Mayank Kumar, Abhishek Gupta
  • Patent number: 9898921
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system for installation and testing of a system at a premises is provided. The apparatus is configured to communicate with an installer interface device. The apparatus includes a communication subsystem that provides at least one communication protocol. The communication subsystem is configured to receive data from the installer interface device and communicate with a plurality of premises devices. The apparatus includes a processor in communication with the communication subsystem. The processor is configured to automatically configure at least one life safety feature of the system at a premises. The automatic configuration includes at least configuring a plurality of premises devices based at least in part on the received data. The process is configured to test the configuration of at least one of the plurality of premises devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ADT US Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Shapiro, Raymond North, Timothy Albert Rader, Jorge Perdomo, Anne-Marie Rouse, James Timothy Black
  • Patent number: 9883246
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method involves: accessing, by a computing device, data associated with an election; using, by a computing device, the accessed data to determine a status associated with a voting option of the election; using, by the computing device, the determined status as a basis to select a content storage-location from among multiple content storage-locations, wherein each of the multiple content storage-locations corresponds with a respective content placeholder of a content template; and storing, by the computing device, in the selected content storage-location, (i) a content item associated with the voting option or (ii) a reference to the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Gary Wilson Cox
  • Patent number: 9860360
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods of wirelessly controlling appliances and electronic devices, such as ceiling fans, air conditioners, garage doors, or the like. A receive-only ceiling fan is wirelessly controlled by a proprietary remote control unit. A cloning unit is able to clone or duplicate the proprietary wireless signal, and to replay it or re-generate it in response to a triggering command that a user submitted via a smartphone or tablet; thereby enabling to control such appliances via mobile electronic devices. The cloning unit utilizes recording of the wireless signal payload and carrier frequency; wireless signal analysis; image analysis of the appliance or of the remote control unit; queries to a remote server to obtain properties of the proprietary wireless signal; or other techniques of signal analysis or duplication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: OLIBRA LLC
    Inventor: Zohar Shinar
  • Patent number: 9854389
    Abstract: A first indications from a first beacon of one or more beacons at a first time is received. A transmission number is requested from a server device. The transmission number is received from the server device. Responsive to receiving the first indication from the first beacon, whether the first time is within the transmission number is determined. Responsive to determining the first time is within the transmission number, the first indication is transmitted to the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Ciaran E. Hannigan
  • Patent number: 9852334
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting a moving object is provided. In the apparels, a moving object, such as a pedestrian, is imaged repeatedly. As a dictionary, image patterns indicative of features of the moving object are stored in a storage in advance. Feature points indicating a position of an object in the images are extracted based on the images. An optical flow of the feature points is calculated based on the features points. The feature points are grouped and a reference rectangle encompassing the grouped feature points is set, based on the optical flow. An identification region encompassing a region showing the moving object is set, the identification region encompassing the reference rectangle. The moving object is identified in the identification region, using the dictionaries. The region of the moving object is specified, based on identified results and an image region having the highest degree of match with the dictionaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiro Goto, Ikuro Sato
  • Patent number: 9824296
    Abstract: An event detection apparatus includes an input unit configured to input a plurality of time-sequential images, a first extraction unit configured to extract sets of first image samples according to respective different sample scales from a first time range of the plurality of time-sequential images based on a first scale parameter, a second extraction unit configured to extract sets of second image samples according to respective different sample scales from a second time range of the plurality of time-sequential images based on a second scale parameter, a dissimilarity calculation unit configured to calculate a dissimilarity between the first and second image samples based on the sets of the first and second image samples, and a detection unit configured to detect an event from the plurality of time-sequential images based on the dissimilarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masao Yamanaka, Masakazu Matsugu, Yasuo Katano
  • Patent number: 9805473
    Abstract: A method and system for segmenting multiple brain structures in 3D magnetic resonance (MR) images is disclosed. After intensity standardization of a 3D MR image, a meta-structure including center positions of multiple brain structures is detected in the 3D MR image. The brain structures are then individually segmented using marginal space learning (MSL) constrained by the detected meta-structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Wels, Gustavo Henrique Monteiro de Barros Carneiro, Martin Huber, Dorin Comaniciu, Yefeng Zheng
  • Patent number: 9794519
    Abstract: The present invention provides a positioning apparatus which enables output of accurate position information related to a mobile object. The positioning apparatus, which is mounted in a mobile object, stores therein, in a mutually correlated manner, a first image feature at a first spot where a mobile object exists, approximate position information related to the mobile object at the first spot, position information related to a second spot on which the mobile object is predicted to move, and a second feature at the second spot; selects a plurality of the second features on the basis of the approximate position information; calculates a plurality of relative position information between the first spot and the respective second spots corresponding to the plurality of second features; determines consistency among the plurality of relative position information; and outputs determinate position information related to the mobile object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9789393
    Abstract: An object-motion detection method includes extracting, from each of a first image representing a detection-target object and generated by an imaging unit and a second image representing the detection-target object and generated after the first image by the imaging unit, an object area including the detection-target object, obtaining, for each of the first image and the second image, a reference point indicating a boundary between a moving part of the detection-target object and a fixed part of the detection-target object, the moving part moving when the detection-target object performs a certain motion, the fixed part not moving compared to the moving part when the detection-target object performs the certain motion, and obtaining, for each of the first image and the second image, a position of the moving part of the object area in a first area locating on a side including the moving part with respect to the reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Adachi, Masashi Sato, Mitsunori Sugiura
  • Patent number: 9785828
    Abstract: A method for partially occluded object detection includes obtaining a response map for a detection window of an input image, the response map based on a trained model and including a root layer and a parts layer. The method includes determining visibility flags for each root cell of the root layer and each part of the parts layer. The visibility flag is one of visible or occluded. The method includes determining an occlusion penalty for each root cell with a visibility flag of occluded and for each part with a visibility flag of occluded. The occlusion penalty is based on a location of the root cell or the part with respect to the detection window. The method determines a detection score for the detection window based on the visibility flags and the occlusion penalties and generates an estimated visibility map for object detection based on the detection score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alper Ayvaci, Kai-Chi Chan, Bernd Heisele
  • Patent number: 9756194
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying video of an output tray of a printing device are provided. An example method may include a sensor of a printing device detecting motion of a user in an output tray of the printing device. In response to the detected motion, the method may also include activating a video camera of the printing device, wherein the video camera is configured to capture at least an area of the output tray encompassing a reproduced document. Still further, the method may include a display of the printing device displaying live video of the area of the output tray while a user manipulates and retrieves a reproduced document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Holmes, Dai Shigenobu
  • Patent number: 9756293
    Abstract: This application relates to techniques for obtaining wide area intermittent video (WAIV). Some embodiments disclosed herein include a method of obtaining WAIV. The method can include, for example, capturing images at a series of sensor stations having pre-determined locations along a flightline. The flightline can be repeated one or more times, where images are captured at the same sensor stations with each pass of the flightline. The captured images from the same sensor station may have replicated view geometry and may be co-registered and precisely aligned with pixel-level precision. The captured images from multiple sensor stations through time may also be displayed together based upon absolute or relative sensor station locations to create a temporal sequence of wide area intermittent video. The approach provides efficient methods for creating wide area video with reduced temporal imaging frame rates. Systems and devices for forming wide area intermittent video are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Lloyd Lawrence Arthur Coulter, Christopher Lippitt
  • Patent number: 9749541
    Abstract: A method for capturing images using a mobile device that includes a plurality of integrated image capturing devices having a plurality of different fields of view includes displaying a first image of a first field of view associated with a first one of the plurality of image capturing devices on a first region of a display of the mobile device, and displaying a second image of a second field of view associated with a second one of the plurality of image capturing devices on a second region of the display of the mobile device, wherein the first image and the second image are displayed simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Tout Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Cobb, James Martinez, Jeremia Kimelman, Scott Velicer
  • Patent number: 9747945
    Abstract: A method for creating a content in an electronic device is provided. The method includes acquiring first media data acquired by at least one external electronic device, acquiring second media data on a basis of at least a part of the first media data, recognizing a feature of the second media data acquired by the at least one external electronic device, and creating the content on a basis of at least a part of the feature of the second media data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Eun Kim, Chang-Gun Um, Seung-Heon Lee, Kyung-Ho Chae, Kyung-Il Lee