Sporting Event Patents (Class 348/157)
  • Patent number: 11907293
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, among other things, may detect and store activity in videos based on a spatiotemporal graph representation. Spatiotemporal proximity graphs may be built based on one or more received tracks and may include one or more nodes and each node may include one or more attributes associated with a corresponding entity. One or more spatiotemporal relationships may be identified between the entities based on each spatiotemporal proximity graph one or more activities of the entities may be identified based on the spatiotemporal relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: CACI, Inc.—Federal
    Inventors: Zachary Jorgensen, Tyler Staudinger, Charles Viss
  • Patent number: 11890505
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting gestures of a swimmer in an aquatic environment such as a flume pool. In one embodiment, a pool system includes a set of cameras, one of which is an overhead camera positioned above the water in the pool to capture images of a swimmer. The system also includes computer processors, such as a GPU, CPU, and game engine which implement a computer vision platform. The processors are configured to receive images from the cameras, determine the swimmer's body position from the images, detect a defined gesture in the swimmer's body position, and in response to detecting the defined gesture, invoking a corresponding control operation of the flume pool, such as controlling water flow through the pool or updating an interface display which is projected onto the interior surfaces of the pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Real Big Waves LLC
    Inventors: George Reid Evans, Jeffrey Scott White, Marcelo Ortega, Enzo Pacilio
  • Patent number: 11863800
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method including capturing video footage of a youth sports event using at least one video camera with a mobile application installed, transmitting to at least one network server with internet and WI-FI connectivity mobile application multi-camera live-streaming video camera captured game footage, recording on at least one database coupled to the network server at least one video camera mobile application multi-camera live-streaming video camera captured game footage, using at least one network computer coupled to at least one network server configured for processing and displaying multi-camera live-streaming video camera captured game footage for live video streaming game broadcast on a plurality of subscribed viewer digital devices, and mixing advertising into the processed multi-camera live-streaming video camera captured game footage broadcast using the at least one network computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Robert Bradley Burkhart, Peter Christian Maurer
  • Patent number: 11861848
    Abstract: A system and method of generating trackable frames from a broadcast video feed are provided herein. A computing system retrieves a broadcast video feed for a sporting event. The broadcast video feed includes a plurality of video frames. The computing system generates a set of frames for classification using a principal component analysis model. The set of frames are a subset of the plurality of video frames. The computing system partitions each frame of the set of frames into a plurality of clusters. The computing system classifies each frame of the plurality of frames as trackable or untrackable. Trackable frames capture a unified view of the sporting event. The computing system compares each cluster to a predetermined threshold to determine whether each cluster comprises at least a threshold number of trackable frames. The computing system classifies each cluster that includes at least the threshold number of trackable frames as trackable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: STATS LLC
    Inventors: Long Sha, Sujoy Ganguly, Xinyu Wei, Patrick Joseph Lucey, Aditya Cherukumudi
  • Patent number: 11842597
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method including providing a mobile coffee kiosk for automated beverage preparation and serving for customer orders placed wirelessly and on digital touch screens, utilizing a mobile coffee kiosk network for receiving and processing customer orders made from a mobile coffee kiosk app, providing a Wi-Fi communication device and cellular communication device for receiving customer orders from the mobile coffee kiosk network, preparing customer orders automatically received from the mobile coffee kiosk network, verifying a customer ID with a customer order pick-up identification system before the ordered beverage is served to the customer, transmitting automatically a customer order pick-up to the mobile coffee kiosk network, tracking beverage ingredient inventory automatically for reporting ready status on beverage menu selections availability to the mobile coffee kiosk network, and providing an automated sensor system for detecting and reporting contamination presence in the beverage
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventor: Bruce Alexander Long, II
  • Patent number: 11805283
    Abstract: A computing system automatically extracting, from a digital video frame, scoreboard information including a first team name, a second team name, a first score, and a second score. The computing system (a) detects, within the digital video frame, a plurality of frame regions based on each detected frame region depicting text; (b) selects, from the detected frame regions, a set of frame regions based on the frame regions of the selected set cooperatively having a geometric arrangement that corresponds with a candidate geometric arrangement of the scoreboard information; (c) recognizes characters respectively within each of the frame regions of the selected set of frame regions; (d) based at least on the recognized characters in the frame regions of the selected set, detects the scoreboard information; and (e) records the detected scoreboard information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott, Markus Kurt Peter Cremer, Nishit Umesh Parekh, Dewey Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 11792517
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of tracking poses of a rolling-shutter camera in an augmented reality (AR) system is provided. The method and apparatus use camera information and inertial sensor readings from Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to estimate the pose of the camera at a reference line. Thereafter, relative pose changes at scanlines may be calculated using the inertial sensor data. The estimated reference pose of the camera is then further refined based on the visual information from the camera, the relative pose changes and the optimized reference line pose of a previous image. Thereafter, the estimate of the scanline poses may be updated using the relative pose changes obtained in the earlier steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Georg Halmetschlager-Funek, Jeroen Hol, Matthias Kalkgruber, Nikolaj Kuntner, Daniel Wolf
  • Patent number: 11779809
    Abstract: A method and system for providing shot tracking data to a client device is disclosed herein. The system includes multiple golf ball tracking sensors positioned at multiple golf driving ranges, multiple shot application programming interfaces (API), and a shot API proxy. Each of the shot APIs is configured to receive shot data from each of the golf ball tracking sensors at a corresponding golf driving range venue such as a TOPGOLF® entertainment venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Topgolf International, Inc.
    Inventor: Ethan D. Stroud
  • Patent number: 11785346
    Abstract: An imaging device according to the present disclosure includes an exposure section and a controller. The controller controls, at an exposure timing based on a predicted exposure timing at which a state of a subject shot at a first frame rate is predicted to satisfy a predetermined condition, the exposure section at a second frame rate. The second frame rate is different from the first frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shohei Noguchi, Daisuke Nakao, Jiro Takatori, Hiroaki Ebi
  • Patent number: 11771957
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for 3D flight tracking of objects include a method including determining a three dimensional trajectory based on initial observations, extrapolating the three dimensional trajectory backward in time to generate an extrapolated trajectory, calculating distance measures between the extrapolated trajectory and defined physical locations, waiting for additional observations when none of the distance measures satisfy a threshold distance, identifying one of the defined physical locations as an origin when only one of the distance measures satisfies the threshold distance and an error measure satisfies a predefined criteria, identifying one of the defined physical locations as the origin when two of the distance measures satisfy the threshold distance and only one of first and second error measures satisfies the predefined criteria, and waiting for additional observations when neither the first error measure nor the second error me
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Topgolf Sweden AB
    Inventors: Joakim John Magnus Hugmark, Daniel Forsgren, Anton Mikael Jansson
  • Patent number: 11771996
    Abstract: A method and system for verifying a client device's location in a parallel reality game hosted by a server. The client transmits its location to the server and receives verification instructions comprising a landmark and a verification pathway. The client prompts a player to capture image data of the landmark and, in response, receives a first set of image data of the landmark from an initial perspective. The client determines whether the first set of image data matches to the landmark before prompting the player to move along the verification pathway while capturing image data. The client receives a second set of image data of the landmark from a moving perspective. The client determines whether the second set of image data matches to an expected change in perspective of the landmark. Upon completion of the verification instructions, the client confirms to the server the client's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: NIANTIC, INC.
    Inventor: Hansong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11763467
    Abstract: A multi-camera architecture for detecting and tracking a ball in real-time. The multi-camera architecture includes network interface circuitry to receive a plurality of real-time videos taken from a plurality of high-resolution cameras. Each of the high-resolution cameras simultaneously captures a sports event, wherein each of the plurality of high-resolution cameras includes a viewpoint that covers an entire playing field where the sports event is played. The multi-camera architecture further includes one or more processors coupled to the network interface circuitry and one or more memory devices coupled to the one or more processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Tong, Chen Ling, Ming Lu, Qiang Li, Wenlong Li, Yikai Fang, Yumeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11758238
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents an improved system and method for displaying wind characteristics and effects in a broadcast. The method comprises utilizing a camera to record a broadcast, determining wind characteristics relative to the broadcast, and rendering graphics in a broadcast displaying the wind. In exemplary embodiments, wind is sampled via at least one sampling point in a venue and wind characteristics are displayed in the broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: FOX SPORTS PRODUCTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Davies, Zachary Fields, David Eric Shanks
  • Patent number: 11717737
    Abstract: An athletic training system (200) has a data recording system (202) and a data engine (204). The data recording system (202) is configured to record an athletic competition event. The event may have a first team of players competing against a second team of players. The data engine (204) is configured to receive data associated with the recorded athletic competition event. The data engine (204) processes the data and displays the data as a replay of the event in animated form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Tawiah
  • Patent number: 11710317
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-program products used for assessing athletic ability and generating performance data. In one embodiment, athlete performance data is generated through computer-vision analysis of video of an athletic performing, e.g., during practice or gameplay. The generated performance data for the athlete may include, for example, maximum speed, maximum acceleration, time to maximum speed, transition time (e.g., time to change direction), closing speed (e.g., time to close the distance to another athlete), average separation (e.g., between the athlete and another athlete), play-making ability, athleticism (e.g., a weighted computation and/or combination of multiple metrics), and/or other performance data. This performance data may be used to generate and/or update a profile associated with the athlete, which can be utilized for recruiting, scouting, comparing, and/or assessing athletes with greater efficiency and precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Recruiting Analytics LLC
    Inventors: Corey Leon Yates, Alfonzo Thurman, II
  • Patent number: 11694340
    Abstract: A display method including the steps of: acquiring, at a first predetermined frequency, a first series of one-spatial-dimensional instant images of the finish line of a race; simultaneously acquiring a second series of two spatial-dimensional instant images of the same finish line (19) at a second predetermined frequency; forming a temporal image (10) of the photo finish type from the first series of instant images; choosing an instant (15, 22) of the temporal image (10); analysing a two-spatial-dimensional image of the second series, the image being correlated with the selected instant (15, 22) to determine at least one distance; and displaying the analysed two-dimensional image with the determined distance or distances. Also, a display system for implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: SWISS TIMING LTD
    Inventors: Fabien Blondeau, Pascal Richard
  • Patent number: 11677990
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method including capturing video footage of a youth sports event using at least one video camera with a mobile application installed, transmitting to at least one network server with internet and WI-FI connectivity mobile application multi-camera live-streaming video camera captured game footage, recording on at least one database coupled to the network server at least one video camera mobile application multi-camera live-streaming video camera captured game footage, using at least one network computer coupled to at least one network server configured for processing and displaying multi-camera live-streaming video camera captured game footage for live video streaming game broadcast on a plurality of subscribed viewer digital devices, and mixing advertising into the processed multi-camera live-streaming video camera captured game footage broadcast using the at least one network computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Bradley Burkhart, Peter Christian Maurer
  • Patent number: 11663788
    Abstract: A system or method includes a platform to allow users to coordinate images captured by a separated camera with images captured by a first camera, displaying such images at real-time to a user through a user interface on the first camera or a user interface on a separate device. The separate camera is contemplated to provide a separate image feed to provide one or more augmentations to an image captured by the first camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Wormhole Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Hutten, Robert D. Fish
  • Patent number: 11657595
    Abstract: An imaging device may capture images of a scene, where the scene includes retroreflective materials. Where visual images and depth images are captured from a scene, and the depth images have ratios of supersaturated pixels that are less than a predetermined threshold, a location map of the scene is generated or updated based on the depth images. Where the ratios are greater than the predetermined threshold, the location map of the scene is generated or updated based on the visual images. Additionally, where each of a plurality of imaging devices detect concentrations of supersaturated pixels beyond a predetermined threshold or limit within their respective fields of view, an actor present on the scene may be determined to be wearing retroreflective material, or otherwise designated as a source of the supersaturation, and tracked with the scene based on coverage areas that are determined to have excessive ratios of supersaturated pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Nathan Hallman, Petko Tsonev, Michael Francis O'Malley, Jayakrishnan Eledath, Jue Wang, Tian Lan
  • Patent number: 11645841
    Abstract: A processing system including at least one processor may identify a user viewpoint of a user at a first venue, match a viewpoint at a second venue to the user viewpoint of the user at the first venue, detect a trigger condition to provide visual content of the second venue to the user at the first venue, obtain the visual content of the second venue, wherein the visual content of the second venue is obtained from the viewpoint at the second venue, and provide the visual content of the second venue to an augmented reality device of the user at the first venue, where the augmented reality device presents the visual content of the second venue as a visual overlay within a field of view of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Barrett Kreiner, James Pratt, Adrianne Binh Luu, Robert T. Moton, Jr., Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Patent number: 11622716
    Abstract: A physiological monitoring system can use physiological wearable monitors to collect and/or detect various parameters, such as cough, wheeze, heart rate, skin temperature, activity, respiration rate, skin impedance, electro-cardiogram data, blood pressure, galvanic skin response, and the like. One or more of these parameters, or other such parameters, may be used in methods in the fields of lung cancer, physiotherapy, monitoring disabled or challenged individuals, monitoring end of life conditions, monitoring breathing gas usage, monitoring patients and individual wellness, data acquisition, athletic sports monitoring, athletic sports entertainment, virtual reality feedback, telemedicine, hospital aid, illness detection and its severity, and public service, as examples. Such methods can use data from one or more wearable devices with the appropriate data processing to present the user or healthcare provider with the appropriate analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: HEALTH CARE ORIGINALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jared Dwarika, Sharon Samjitsingh
  • Patent number: 11593581
    Abstract: A system and method of calibrating moving cameras capturing a sporting event is disclosed herein. A computing system retrieves a broadcast video feed for a sporting event. The broadcast video feed includes a plurality of video frames. The computing system labels, via a neural network, components of a playing surface captured in each video frame. The computing system matches a subset of labeled video frames to a set of templates with various camera perspectives. The computing system fits a playing surface model to the set of labeled video frames that were matched to the set of templates. The computing system identifies camera motion in each video frame using an optical flow model. The computing system generates a homography matrix for each video frame based on the fitted playing surface model and camera motion. The computing system calibrates each camera based on the homography matrix generated for each video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: STATS LLC
    Inventors: Long Sha, Sujoy Ganguly, Xinyu Wei, Patrick Joseph Lucey, Aditya Cherukumudi
  • Patent number: 11583746
    Abstract: A method, including scanning a golf club to obtain scanning information; inputting the scanning information into a processing system; using at least one camera positioned behind and in-line to a golf swing direction and at least one lighting unit to obtain a series of images of a golf club during the golf swing; converting the series of images into parameterized motion representations; using at least one radar to obtain a radar signal; inputting the parameterized motion representations and the radar signal into the processing system; receiving golf club parameters and golf swing parameters as an output of the processing system; and generating a visual model of the golf club and the golf swing in a virtual space using the golf club parameters and the golf swing parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: RAPSODO PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Xu, Batuhan Okur, Lodiya Radhakrishnan Vijayanand
  • Patent number: 11568644
    Abstract: A computing system automatically detects, in a sequence of video frames, a video frame region that depicts a scoreboard. The video frames of the sequence depict image elements including (i) scoreboard image elements that are unchanging across the video frames of the sequence and (ii) other image elements that change across the video frames of the sequence. Given this, the computing system (a) receives the sequence, (b) engages in an edge-detection process to detect, in the video frames of the sequence, a set of edges of the depicted image elements, (c) identifies a subset of the detected set of edges based on each edge of the subset being unchanging across the video frames of the sequence, and (d) detects, based on the edges of the identified subset, the video frame region that depicts the scoreboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott, Markus Kurt Peter Cremer, Nishit Parekh, Dewey Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 11553126
    Abstract: Systems and methods to control operations of a camera based on one or more sensors attached to one or more actors. Sensor data collected from the sensors is analyzed to identify a state of an actor. The state of the actor is used to determine an operation parameter of the camera, such as the zoom level of the camera and/or the direction of the camera, and control the operation of the camera. For example, an actor who is in a state about to perform an interesting action can be selected from a plurality of actors; and the direction and the zoom level of the camera can be adjusted to focus on the selected actor in capture one or more subsequent images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: AlpineReplay, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Lokshin, Anatole M. Lokshin
  • Patent number: 11528308
    Abstract: Technologies for end of frame marking and detection in streaming digital media content include a source computing device communicatively coupled to a destination computing device. The source computing device is configured to encode a frame of digital media content and insert an end of frame marker into a transport stream header of a network packet that includes an encoded payload corresponding to a chunk of data of the frame of digital media content. The destination computing device is configured to de-packetize received network packets and parse the transport stream headers of the received network packets to determine whether the network packet corresponds to an end of frame of the frame of digital media content. The destination computing device is further configured to transmit the encoded payloads of the received network packets to a decoder in response to a determination that the end of frame network packet has been received. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Brian E. Rogers, Karthik Veeramani
  • Patent number: 11527021
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to solving an issue arising when a background image is generated. An image processing system generates a foreground image containing a foreground object based on an image captured by an imaging apparatus included in a first imaging apparatus group. The image processing system generates a background image not containing the foreground object based on an image of the imaging region captured by an imaging apparatus included in a second imaging apparatus group different from the first imaging apparatus group. The image processing system generates a virtual viewpoint image based on the generated foreground image and background image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Ito
  • Patent number: 11526267
    Abstract: A setting method for setting a parameter of a virtual viewpoint relating to a virtual viewpoint video to be generated based on images captured by a plurality of cameras includes receiving a first user operation relating to a first parameter relating to a position of a virtual viewpoint, determining a settable range of a second parameter of the virtual viewpoint by using the first parameter based on the received first user operation, and setting the first parameter based on the received first user operation and the second parameter that is based on a second user operation different from the first user operation and falls within the determined settable range as parameters of the virtual viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Hanamoto
  • Patent number: 11527055
    Abstract: A system capable of determining which recognition algorithms should be applied to regions of interest within digital representations is presented. A preprocessing module utilizes one or more feature identification algorithms to determine regions of interest based on feature density. The preprocessing modules leverages the feature density signature for each region to determine which of a plurality of diverse recognition modules should operate on the region of interest. A specific embodiment that focuses on structured documents is also presented. Further, the disclosed approach can be enhanced by addition of an object classifier that classifies types of objects found in the regions of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: NANT HOLDINGS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Mustafa Jaber, Jeremi M. Sudol, Bing Song
  • Patent number: 11482049
    Abstract: A media verification device receives baseline media, which includes videos confirmed to include a target subject. The device determines, based on the baseline media for the target subject, a set of baseline features associated with the target subject. A baseline profile is determined for the target subject based on the set of baseline features. When test media which includes a video purported to include the test subject is received, test features are determined for the test media. A test profile is determined for the test media based on the set of test features. The test profile is compared to the baseline profile for the test subject. Based on this comparison, a confidence score is determined. If the confidence score is not greater than a threshold value, the test media is determined to include a synthetic video of the target subject, and an alert is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Elena Kvochko, George A. Albero, Daniel Joseph Serna, Michael Emil Ogrinz
  • Patent number: 11477252
    Abstract: It is possible to capture video information using one or more body mounted cameras, to transmit that information over a wireless communication channel, and to process that information, such as by using angular momentum information captured by gyroscopes, to obtain an image which is suitable for viewing in real time. This technology can be applied in a variety of contexts, such as sporting events, and can also be applied to information which is captured and stored for later use, either in addition to, or as an alternative to, streaming that information for real time viewing. Such video information can be captured by components fully enclosed within a hat clip enclosure that is mountable on a brim of a hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Action Streamer, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. McLennan, Edward Jay Harnish, II
  • Patent number: 11475603
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for three-dimensional (3D) geometric data compression, includes storage of a first 3D geometric mesh of a first data size, which includes a 3D representation of a plurality of objects in a 3D space. The apparatus includes circuitry that receives motion tracking data of the plurality of objects from a plurality of position trackers. The motion tracking data includes motion information of each of the plurality of objects from a first position to a second position in the 3D space. The 3D geometric mesh is segmented into a plurality of 3D geometric meshes corresponding to the plurality of objects, based on the motion tracking data. As a result of the segmentation of the 3D geometric mesh before encoding and the use of motion tracking data, the plurality of 3D geometric meshes are efficiently encoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Danillo Graziosi
  • Patent number: 11463624
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a first imaging unit that captures a first capturing region, a second imaging unit that captures a second capturing region of the first capturing region, a holding unit that holds position information corresponding to the second capturing region captured by the second imaging unit, an output unit that outputs a cutout image of the second capturing region corresponding to the position information held by the holding unit out of a captured image captured by the first imaging unit, and a change unit that, when one of a plurality of cutout images output by the output unit is selected, controls the second imaging unit so as to capture the second capturing region corresponding to the selected cutout image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kentaro Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 11446812
    Abstract: A cable-driven robot has a base, a platform movable with respect to the base, a plurality of motors mounted on the base, and a plurality of movement cables of the platform each fixed at a first end at a respective fixing point to the platform and at a second end thereof to a respective motor. The robot further includes a shaft rotatably mounted on the platform, a supplementary movement cable, and a supplementary activating motor mounted at a respective position on the base. The supplementary movement cable is fixed, at a first end, to the supplementary activating motor and is wound with a portion of its length on the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MARCHESINI GROUP S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 11451757
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses may provide for technology that automatically determines, based on camera calibration data and trajectory data associated with a projectile in a game, a plurality of camera angles. The technology may also automatically generate, based on the plurality of camera angles, a camera path for a volumetric content replay of a three-dimensional (3D) region of interest around a highlight moment in the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Qiang Li, Wenlong Li, Doron T Houminer, Chen Ling, Diego Prilusky
  • Patent number: 11425317
    Abstract: Systems and processes are provided for interactive reassignment of character faces in an audio video program including receiving, via an audio video input, an audio video program, receiving, via a user interface, a request to substitute an original character face within the audio video program with an alternative character face, delaying, using a buffer, the audio video program to generate a delayed audio video program, detecting, with a processor, an occurrence of the original character face within the audio video program, the processor being further operative for replacing an image of the original character face in the delayed audio video program with an image of the alternative character face to generate a modified delayed audio video program and coupling the modified delayed audio video program to a display and loudspeaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Sling Media Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jayaraghavendra Chintakunta
  • Patent number: 11417106
    Abstract: A method for real-time crowd management includes receiving LiDAR point cloud data from area of interest, forming a 3D static surface model of area of interest from LiDAR point cloud data, obtaining real-time CCTV camera images of area of interest, adding real-time CCTV camera images to 3D static surface model to generate real-time dynamic 3D model, identifying dynamic objects in the 3D model, generating a density map of an area of interest, adding density map to the 3D model, identifying which dynamic objects are people, replacing each person with animated character, displaying real-time dynamic 3D model, monitoring the 3D model in the area of interest for dangerous situations, simulating evacuation of area of interest by manipulating animated characters onto pathways leading away from area of interest, forming an evacuation strategy for crowd, and transmitting a notice of the dangerous situation and the evacuation strategy to an emergency authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Bander A. Alzahrani, Ahmed Barnawi, Min Chen
  • Patent number: 11379517
    Abstract: A photography searching system that is used to organize, share, and/or output event photography for event participants. Best used for races or large events, the system helps to organize photographs using associated available data such as date, time, or location of where the photograph was taken, the name of an event participant, a number corresponding to a number worn by the event participant (bib number or participant number), a color corresponding to a clothing color worn by the event participant, as well as the net time it takes participants to complete a event, etc., also known as data search terms. A photographer will upload these photographs to the system, they will be sorted and categorized in the database, and as in most events, each event participant will have multiple photographs taken of them. This system presents an interface on which a user inputs at least one query parameter and relevant photos are then presented to them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Griffin Edward Kelly
  • Patent number: 11373318
    Abstract: A kinematic analysis system captures and records participant motion via a plurality of video cameras. A participant feature and participant pose are identified in a frame of video data. The feature and pose are correlated across a plurality of frames. A three-dimensional path of the participant is determined based on correlating the feature and pose across the plurality of frames. A potential impact is identified based on analysis of the participant's path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Vulcan Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Allan McKennoch, Tariq Osman Omar, Cecil Lee Quartey, Keith Rosema, Alan Caplan, Richard Earl Simpkinson, Istvan Fulop
  • Patent number: 11361380
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided for the usage of enhanced pictures (e.g., photos) of tangible objects (e.g., property, cars, etc.) damaged in an accident and answers to questions about the accident to better assess the effect of the damage (e.g., repair expenses and accompanying changes to an insurance policy). A pre-FNOL system may receive responses to one or more questions regarding an accident and one or more enhanced pictures of the tangible property damaged in the accident. The pre-FNOL system may use the responses to the one or more questions and the one or more enhanced pictures to determine repair costs associated with the damaged property and accompanying changes to the insurance policy if an insurance claim were to be filed to cover the determined repairs costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: John P. Kelsh, Clint J. Marlow, Nicole M. Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 11317073
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises an identification unit configured to identify a position and an orientation of an image capturing apparatus; a reception unit configured to receive an input associated with a switching operation for switching an image to be output between a captured image acquired by the image capturing apparatus and a virtual viewpoint image generated based on a plurality of captured images captured from different directions; and a determination unit configured to determine a position and an orientation of a virtual viewpoint corresponding to the virtual viewpoint image such that, in a specific period after the input associated with the switching operation is received, the position and the orientation of the virtual viewpoint and the identified position and the identified orientation of the image capturing apparatus match each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuna Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11295138
    Abstract: A method includes for each of a plurality of successive images in a camera video stream, searching for at least one person present in the image and defining, in the image, for each person found, a field, called person field, at least partially surrounding that person; for each of at least one person found, gathering into a track segment several person fields derived from successive images and at least partially surrounding that same person; for each track segment, identifying the person in that track segment, by a visual signature from that person, this identification including: for each person field in the track segment, determining a visual signature from the person in that track segment, called local visual signature; determining an aggregated visual signature from the local visual signatures; and identifying the person in that track segment from the aggregated visual signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Rémi Druihle, Cécile Boukamel-Donnou, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11288438
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing a video-grounded dialogue task by a neural network model using bi-directional spatial-temporal reasoning. According to some embodiments, the systems and methods implement a dual network architecture or framework. This framework includes one network or reasoning module that learns dependencies between text and video in the direction of spatial?temporal, and another network or reasoning module that learns in the direction of temporal?spatial. The output of the multimodal reasoning modules may be combined to learn dependencies between language features in dialogues. The result joint representation is used as a contextual feature to the decoding components which allow the model to semantically generate meaningful responses to the users. In some embodiments, pointer networks are extended to the video-grounded dialogue task to allow the model to point to specific tokens from multiple source sequences to generate responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Hung Le, Chu Hong Hoi
  • Patent number: 11263467
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image processing apparatus and system which downscales an image which is generated from data provided by a sensor. The downscaled image is then analyzed to determine the location of one or more regions of interest in the image. The regions of interest can then be cropped from the original image and those cropped regions of interest processed by a computer vision engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apical Limited
    Inventors: Alexey Kornienko, David Hanwell
  • Patent number: 11250485
    Abstract: A system and method for filtering digital images stored on a blockchain database to locate one or more specific digital images from a corpus of digital images from an event includes receiving a search criteria from a user for searching through the corpus of digital images stored on the blockchain database, filtering the corpus of digital images stored on the blockchain database based on the plurality of factors that match the search criteria, locating the one or more specific digital photographs that match the search criteria among the corpus of digital images stored on the blockchain database, as a function of the filtering, presenting the one or more specific digital photographs to the user for selection and purchase of the one or more specific digital photographs, and processing a purchase order for the one or more specific digital photographs selected for purchase by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 11247099
    Abstract: A system and method for projecting a collimated beam of light from a light source to form an illuminated spot on a play surface, where an athlete is positioned adjacent to the illuminated spot. The light source is controlled with logic stored in a training pattern database, whereby the illuminated spot follows a predetermined training pattern on the play surface, prompting the athlete to move on the play surface in a movement pattern corresponding to the training pattern of the spot on the play surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Lombro James Ristas
  • Patent number: 11240569
    Abstract: Systems and methods for video presentation and analytics for a sporting event are disclosed. In one embodiment, the sporting event is an auto racing event. A server platform is provided to collect and analyze real-time raw data and historical raw data, and compare drivers/vehicles from a current auto racing event and/or a historical auto racing event. The server platform is operable to overlay a ghost driver/vehicle on the images of a driver/vehicle in the current auto racing event based on the comparison. The server platform also provides a GUI for displaying the current auto racing event with enhanced features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SPORTSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gerard J. Hall
  • Patent number: 11185755
    Abstract: A system includes at least one processor and at least one non-transitory computer-readable media communicatively coupled to the at least one processor. In some embodiments, the at least one non-transitory computer-readable media stores instructions which, when executed, cause the processor to perform operations including receiving a first set of sensor data within a first time frame and receiving a set of skycam actions within the first time frame. In certain embodiments, the operations also include generating a set of reference actions corresponding to the first set of sensor data and the set of skycam actions. In some embodiments, the operations also include receiving a second set of sensor data associated with a second game status, a second game measurement, or both. The operations also include generating a sequence of skycam actions based on a comparison between the second set of sensor data and the set of reference actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Fai Yeung, Patrick Youngung Shon, Shaun Peter Carrigan, Gilson Goncalves de Lima, Vasanthi Jangala Naga
  • Patent number: 11182926
    Abstract: A system for recognizing collision positions of a plurality of moving objects in a screen includes an infrared camera configured to obtain an image frame when a plurality of moving objects move toward a screen, a memory configured to store a program for calculating a collision position in the screen on the basis of the image frame, and a processor configured to execute the program stored in the memory. By executing the program, the processor detects all of the plurality of moving objects from the image frame to generate a graph where moving objects included in a successive image frame are connected to one another, and calculates a collision position of the moving object included in the image frame and a collision position of the moving object in the screen on the basis of the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jong Sung Kim, Myung Gyu Kim, Woo Suk Kim, Seong Min Baek, Sang Woo Seo, Sung Jin Hong
  • Patent number: 11179600
    Abstract: A method for calculating the position of an athlete, referred to as target, on a sports field, including estimating an approximate position of the target using a radio-based positioning system, the system including tracking sensors attached to several athletes on the sports field and antennas installed around the sports field, defining a search space around the approximate position, detecting an athlete in the search space using an optical-based positioning system, the system including cameras installed above and/or around the sports field and image recognition device, determining an accurate position of the detected athlete, attributing the accurate position to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SWISS TIMING LTD
    Inventors: Alexander Hiemann, Thomas Kautz