Portable Patents (Class 348/158)
  • Patent number: 11128814
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus that processes a video, including continuous images expressed by a coordinate system which includes at least an angular coordinate around a predetermined axis. The image processing apparatus includes: video data acquisition means that acquires video data; sensor data acquisition means that acquires sensor data corresponding to the video data; and rotation correction means that corrects the image to cancel rotation change around the reference axis based on the sensor data so that a reference of display of the image is fixed to a specific direction during the image capturing throughout a plurality of frames of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Vecnos Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Yamaku, Yukio Kozaki, Hironori Irie
  • Patent number: 11113527
    Abstract: A system comprising a scanning device and a physical scannable element. The scannable element is optically captured by the scanning device and associated with a two-dimensional code. The two-dimensional code is then decoded and translated into a vector to identify active data stored on a server and the vector is sent to the server via a suitable network and active data is pushed to the scanning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Smartglyph Limited
    Inventor: Martin Hooley
  • Patent number: 11092811
    Abstract: A two-piece headset with audio for AR (Augmented Reality)/VR (Virtual Reality)/MR (Mixed Reality), including a headpiece that is readily cleaned and disinfected, that in use releasably couples with an audio-visual component, so as to avoid physical contact between the audio-visual component and the user's head, and featuring automatic disengagement of headphones on decoupling of the headpiece and audio-visual component. An amusement attraction using two-piece headset with audio and having a support and retraction assembly for the audio-visual component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DREAMCRAFT ATTRACTIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Peter Schnabel, Glen Helmut Schulz, Mark Allan Stepanian, Danielle Desiree Grace Flynn
  • Patent number: 11079899
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein relate to assigning dynamic eye-gaze dwell-times. Dynamic dwell-times may be tailored to the individual user. For example, a dynamic dwell-time system may be configured to receive data from the user, such as the duration of time the user takes to execute certain actions within applications (e.g., read a word suggestion before actually selecting it). The dynamic dwell-time system may also prevent users from making unintended selections by providing different dwell times for different buttons. Specifically, on a user interface, longer dwell times may be established for the critical keys (e.g., “close” program key, “send” key, word suggestions, and the like) and shorter dwell times may be established for the less critical keys (e.g., individual character keys on a virtual keyboard, spacebar, backspace, and the like).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dmytro Rudchenko, Eric N. Badger, Akhilesh Kaza, Jacob Daniel Cohen, Peter John Ansell, Jonathan T. Campbell, Harish S. Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 11076156
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques providing privacy masks on a video stream. In a video received from a monitoring camera, at least one image region is selected, to which region a privacy mask should be applied. For any image frame in the video that contains the at least one image region, a flag is set to indicate a non-displayed image frame. A forward-predicted image frame referencing the non-displayed image frame is inserted, wherein coding units representing the at least one image region in the forward-predicted image frame collectively provide the privacy mask by obfuscating the at least one image region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Viktor Edpalm, Song Yuan
  • Patent number: 11064882
    Abstract: An apparatus for screening, treatment, monitoring and/or assessment of visual impairments, comprising electronic means for simultaneously applying two separate and unrelated processing methods to images presented to a patient's eyes: a first processing method being applied to an non-amblyopic eye (the eye with the better vision), and a second processing method being applied to an amblyopic eye (the weaker eye, or the impaired eye). A method for screening, treatment, monitoring and/or assessment of visual impairments, comprising: a. defining a starting point, wherein differences between a patient's eyes are completely, or as closely as practically possible, corrected, to enable two identical or similar images to be transferred to the brain from the patient's eyes; b. defining an ending point, wherein there is no correction applied to any of the patient's eyes; c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NOVA-SIGHT LTD.
    Inventors: Dan Oz, Michael Belkin, Ran Yam, Oren Yehezkel
  • Patent number: 11070503
    Abstract: A method for creating a personalized E-Mail within a mail client, includes the creation of a signature as a part of the E-mail based on the interaction of a user with the mail client, a portrait image of the user being automatically integrated into the signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Rahmi Bajar
  • Patent number: 11034015
    Abstract: A remotely controlled packable robot features a chassis with a top surface and a bottom surface, a pair of main tracks for maneuvering the chassis, and an open channel under the robot defined by the bottom surface of the chassis and the main tracks. A robot arm is foldable from a stored position in the open channel underneath the robot chassis to a deployed position extending upwards from the top surface of the chassis. A camera assembly may be foldable from a stowed position in the open channel underneath the robot chassis next to the robot arm to a deployed position extending upwards from the top surface of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Meeker, Timothy J. Mason, Andrew Kirouac, Ryan Wasserman
  • Patent number: 11032536
    Abstract: A method includes generating a three-dimensional (3D) virtual reality video by stitching together image frames of an environment captured by a camera array. The method further includes generating graphical data for displaying a virtual reality user interface that includes the 3D virtual reality video. The method further includes determining, based on movement of a peripheral device, that a user moves a hand to be located in front of the 3D virtual reality video in the user interface and grabs the 3D virtual reality video from a first location to inside an object. The method further includes displaying the object with a preview of the 3D virtual reality video inside the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rory Lutter, Andrew Walkingshaw
  • Patent number: 10997751
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device displays an impact location that shows where a projectile fired from a weapon will hit a target and displays a bullseye location that shows a desired location where to hit the target. The wearable electronic device indicates firing the weapon when the impact location overlaps with the bullseye location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Philip Lyren
  • Patent number: 10991131
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device displays an impact location that shows where a projectile fired from a weapon will hit a target and displays a bullseye location that shows a desired location where to hit the target. The wearable electronic device indicates firing the weapon when the impact location overlaps with the bullseye location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Philip Lyren
  • Patent number: 10979666
    Abstract: An asymmetric video conferencing system comprises a panoramic video conferencing device in a first location and a head mounted video conferencing device in a second location. The panoramic video conferencing device acquires panoramic images of multiple participants via a 360 degree camera, identifies a face or other region of interest (ROI) in the panoramic images, and captures video data of the ROI. To reduce bandwidth utilized, the ROI video data is transmitted to the head mounted video conferencing device used by a remote participant, who can command alternative views and audio from the first location. Images and audio of the remote participant can be transmitted to the first location for viewing and hearing by the multiple participants, enabling virtual face-to-face discussions. A method implementing the system is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yung-Chang Huang
  • Patent number: 10979685
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for focusing in virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) devices based on gaze tracking information are described. Embodiments of a VR/AR head-mounted display (HMD) may include a gaze tracking system for detecting position and movement of the user's eyes. For AR applications, gaze tracking information may be used to direct external cameras to focus in the direction of the user's gaze so that the cameras focus on objects at which the user is looking. For AR or VR applications, the gaze tracking information may be used to adjust the focus of the eye lenses so that the virtual content that the user is currently looking at on the display has the proper vergence to match the convergence of the user's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: D. Amnon Silverstein
  • Patent number: 10976136
    Abstract: A wireless vision equipment for weapons including an image capturing device configured to be mounted on a weapon using standard weapon attachment systems, a camera slot, an integrated transmitter using at least one wireless communication protocol, a beam splitter mirror aligned with an aim line, wherein the splitter mirror multiplies an incoming image by two conjugate images, a camera, a transmitter using the at least one wireless communication protocols, a receiver, an antenna, a cable, a shooting glass and a viewing device configured to be lifted upwards to avoid limiting a user's field of vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Mehmet Ali Guzeldere
  • Patent number: 10948988
    Abstract: Humans may exhibit characteristic patterns of eye movements when looking at specific objects. For example, when a person looks at the face of another person, their eyes exhibit a certain pattern of movements and saccades as they look at the face. An electronic contact lens includes eye tracking sensors and an outward looking imaging system that may capture images of the user's environment. When the eye tracking sensors detect the pattern of eye movements characteristic of looking at a face, the imaging system becomes active and captures images and performs facial recognition to identify the face using the captured images. The results of the facial recognition may be displayed to the user using a projector of the electronic contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Michael West Wiemer, Ramin Mirjalili, Joseph Czompo
  • Patent number: 10950335
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a plurality of sensors, sensor data relating to a user. The device may include a plurality of types of sensors including a spectrometer and one or more of an accelerometer, a heart rate sensor, a blood pressure sensor, a blood sugar sensor, a perspiration sensor, a skin conductivity sensor, or an imaging sensor. The device may process the sensor data, from the plurality of types of sensors, relating to the user to determine a health condition of the user. The device may provide, via a user interface, information identifying the health condition of the user based on processing the sensor data, from the plurality of types of sensors, relating to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Nada A. O'Brien, Curtis R. Hruska, Marc K. Von Gunten, Christopher G. Pederson, Changmeng Hsiung
  • Patent number: 10895444
    Abstract: A peripheral device that is used with a mixed reality system is thrown by the user of the mixed reality system and captures scene and mapping data of the area the peripheral is thrown into. Upon capturing the scene and mapping data, the peripheral transmits the data (in some embodiments, including processed results of evaluation of the data) to the mixed reality system. The mixed reality system displays a visual representation of the scene and mapping data on a near eye display. In some embodiments, the visual representation appears in real space enabling an effect where the user of the mixed reality system can see through walls or other obstructions. In some embodiments, the peripheral is configured to detonate upon the satisfaction of a variable set of conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Chosen Realities, LLC.
    Inventor: Eric Browy
  • Patent number: 10896513
    Abstract: Provided is a security management device for tracking a terminal located indoors. The security management device display on a map a position of the at least one wireless network camera and information about a terminal located in a range capable of wireless communication with the at least one wireless network camera, control a wireless network camera to track a position of the terminal based on the information about the terminal while the terminal is in a range capable of wireless communication with the wireless network camera, and control the wireless network camera to send identification information of the terminal to a neighboring wireless network camera when the terminal moves out of the range capable of wireless communication with the wireless network camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Bong Cho, Jeong Woong Park
  • Patent number: 10867505
    Abstract: A wearable proximity warning device called SIMS (Surrounding Intelligent Motion Sensor) is provided that uses a novel method of processing images from a high frame rate digital camera to detect human threats from behind and determine if there are any approaching threats by using novel pixel counting and threat detection analysis algorithms. The device is worn on the back of the body either by use of a belt clip or with chest straps. The user may use select from a variety of warning options from the device including audible warning tones, device vibration or smartphone SMS/MMS text messaging. Stored video is saved by the SIMS device and may be periodically uploaded to secure cloud storage. The device contains a rechargeable battery that may be recharged using a USB port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Sean Michael Siembab, Caleb Neves
  • Patent number: 10867506
    Abstract: A wearable proximity warning device is provided that uses a novel method of processing images from a high frame rate digital camera to detect human threats from behind and determine if there are any approaching threats by using novel pixel counting and threat detection analysis algorithms. The device is worn on the back of the body either by use of a belt clip or with chest straps. The user may use select from a variety of warning options from the device including audible warning tones, device vibration or smartphone SMS/MMS text messaging. Stored video is saved by the device and may be periodically uploaded to secure cloud storage. The device contains a rechargeable battery that may be recharged using a USB port. The device uses adaptive human recognition that switches between facial recognition detection mode and body recognition detection mode depending on distance of the threat from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Sean Michael Siembab, Caleb Neves
  • Patent number: 10838689
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving audio input during an audio-video communication session. The audio input is generated by a first sound source within an environment and a second sound source within the environment. The method includes receiving video input depicting the first sound source and the second sound source in the environment. The method includes identifying the first sound source and the second sound source using the audio input and the video input. The method includes predicting a first engagement metric for the first sound source and a second engagement metric for the second sound source based on the identifying. The method includes processing the audio input to generate an audio output signal based on a comparison of the first engagement metric and the second engagement metric. The method includes providing the audio output signal to a computing device associated with the audio-video communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Francis Harrison, Shahid Razzaq, Eric W. Hwang
  • Patent number: 10810912
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for displaying information on and interacting with a mirror. An embodiment includes a method of triggering a digital assistant by recognizing a face, the method comprising using a camera to constantly process frames, detecting a face in the frames, comparing the detected face to a set of known authorized faces, determining if the face is an authorized face, and triggering a digital assistant that can access the data of the authorized face. Additional features include combining two-way mirrors with displays, computing hardware, cameras, speakers, and LED lights. In another aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a smart mirror displaying information to a user. This includes detecting the user and displaying information to the user through LED status lights, display device, and augmented reality filter overlays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Aether Inc.
    Inventor: Max Braun
  • Patent number: 10790054
    Abstract: A sensing device monitors and tracks food intake events and details. A processor, appropriately programmed, controls aspects of the sensing device to capture data, store data, analyze data and provide suitable feedback related to food intake. More generally, the methods might include detecting, identifying, analyzing, quantifying, tracking, processing and/or influencing, related to the intake of food, eating habits, eating patterns, and/or triggers for food intake events, eating habits, or eating patterns. Feedback might be targeted for influencing the intake of food, eating habits, or eating patterns, and/or triggers for those. The sensing device can also be used to track and provide feedback beyond food-related behaviors and more generally track behavior events, detect behavior event triggers and behavior event patterns and provide suitable feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Katelijn Vleugels, Ronald Marianetti, II
  • Patent number: 10750162
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and apparatuses for a switchable augmented reality and virtual reality device are provided. An example device includes a handle, a device chamber, a viewport assembly, and a hinge assembly. The handle may be formed from folded sheets of material. The example device chamber is coupled to the handle and formed from folded sheets of material. The viewport assembly may be formed at least in part from folded sheets of material. The example hinge assembly pivotably couples the device chamber to the viewport assembly. For example, the hinge assembly may be operable to adjust the device between a virtual reality configuration and an augmented reality configuration. A display of a computing device held in the device chamber may be viewable through the viewport assembly in the virtual reality configuration and the display may be viewable without the viewport assembly in the augmented reality configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Erik Hubert Dolly Goossens, Joost Korngold, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Patent number: 10732726
    Abstract: A method for a Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI) processing includes receiving data derived from reflected signals of a steerable-beam antenna and processing the received data in a deep learning machine architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Asaf Tzadok
  • Patent number: 10681341
    Abstract: A method includes generating graphical data for displaying a virtual reality user interface that includes a three-dimensional (3D) virtual reality video that is illustrated as being inside a sphere. The method further includes determining, based on movement of a peripheral device, that a user selects the sphere in the virtual reality user interface and the user moves the sphere on a head of the user. The method further includes displaying the 3D virtual reality video in the sphere surrounding the head of the user such that the user views a 360 degree environment corresponding to the 3D virtual reality video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rory Lutter, Andrew Walkingshaw
  • Patent number: 10636129
    Abstract: A video analysis system includes: a video data acquiring means that acquires video data; a moving object detecting means that detects a moving object from video data acquired by the video data acquiring means, by using a moving object detection parameter, which is a parameter for detecting a moving object; an environment information collecting means that collects environment information representing an external environment of a place where the video data acquiring means is installed; and a parameter changing means that changes the moving object detection parameter used when the moving object detecting means detects a moving object, on the basis of the environment information collected by the environment information collecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiichi Urashita
  • Patent number: 10629039
    Abstract: An approximate physical geographic location (geolocation) of a video monitoring system for security and/or surveillance can be determined with high confidence by co-locating the monitoring system and a mobile device on a common local network and associating a sensed geolocation of the mobile device with the monitoring system. The monitoring system and mobile device may be wireless Local Area Network (LAN) devices connected to a single router for accessing an application server through a Wide Area Network (WAN). The mobile device may connect to a Global Positioning System (GPS) for sensing the geolocation. This process can be used to determine where the monitoring system is physically installed by a user for providing support. An alarm initiated by the monitoring system can comprise dispatch of emergency services to the geolocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Arlo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Aldover, Dnyanesh Patil, Velabhai Bhedaru
  • Patent number: 10602119
    Abstract: It is contemplated that the present invention can provide methods and systems for the near-simultaneous frame acquisition from multiple cameras. This can be achieved in two different ways. If the cameras are set to work in triggering mode, the triggering of a first camera and a subsequent camera are adjusted by overlapping the trigger signals and image communication control signals of each camera in order to capture near-simultaneous images from each of the cameras. If the cameras are in video mode, they will be kept synchronous by using a common clock and starting them at the same time. As each camera generates frames, individual, corresponding frames are sampled from each camera in a sequential manner upon receiving a triggering signal. In this way, near simultaneous images can be sampled and saved from multiple cameras in video mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: A & L Canada Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Aref Bakhtazad, Jayshri Sabarinathan, Himanshu Shrinkhal, Zahra Ataee, Nicholas Scott Mitchell, Greg Patterson, Ata Haddadi, Bo Shan
  • Patent number: 10583807
    Abstract: Described herein is a watch with a plurality of electrical components and systems to generally provide a remote coupling with an additional system, such as a vehicle or entry system. The watch generally functions as a vehicle fob and security device for wearing by a user. The watch includes a bezel portion having a generally hollow channel configured for the receipt of airflow to generally direct the airflow to form a sound, wherein the bezel can be utilized as a whistle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Alyssa Nicotra
  • Patent number: 10556083
    Abstract: A maintaining member is for a patient interface device. The patient interface device includes a cushion member structured to engage a face of a patient. The maintaining member has body structured to be located on a single side of the face of the patient. The body includes a coupling portion structured to be coupled to the cushion member, and a maintaining portion extending from the coupling portion, the maintaining portion having a receiving portion located opposite and facing the coupling portion, the receiving portion being concave facing in a direction toward the coupling portion in order to maintain the patient interface device on the face of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Richard Thomas Haibach
  • Patent number: 10545573
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically positioning a head-mounted display. The head-mounted display allows for hands-free engagement between a user and a wearable display. The automatic positioning may align the display with a landmark on the user, such as the user's eye or the user's iris, or with other components of the wearable display. User preferences for the position of the display may be saved for recall during later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: REALWEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Iain Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo, Kenneth Lustig
  • Patent number: 10523859
    Abstract: Disclosed are a portable camera and controlling method thereof. The present invention includes a communication unit, an imaging unit configured to take an image, and a controller configured to control the communication unit to connect a communication with a first external device satisfying a preset condition, control a movement of the imaging unit to take a shot for a first object corresponding to the first external device, and control the communication unit to send an image of taking the shot for the first object to the first external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seunghyun Lee, Sangrae Kim, Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10510137
    Abstract: A method comprising detecting, by a processor, an optical sight of a device in range of a lens of a head mounted display (HMD) apparatus. The lens has an HMD field of view (H-FOV) of a real-world view. The method comprises determining, by the processor, a magnification factor of a sight field of view (S-FOV) for the detected sight. The method includes displaying, by a display device of the HMD apparatus, computer generated data (CGD) in the S-FOV relative to a magnification level according to the magnification factor of the S-FOV of the real-world view while looking through the sight. A system and computer readable medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua D. Kitain, Spencer J. Frazier, Gregory A. Harrison, David J. Macannuco, Atul Patel
  • Patent number: 10496958
    Abstract: A system that creates an environment (e.g., ecosystem) for using, transmitting, and storing data from a CEW and other equipment. The information from a CEW includes a log maintained by the CEW. The log may include information related to the operation, maintenance, software, and deployment units used by the CEW. The information may be used alone or in combination with other information received and stored by an evidence management system for managing inventory, generating use-of-force reports, incident reports, and/or providing information related to equipment, such as a CEW, to the supplier of the equipment. Sources of information provided to an evidence management system includes equipment suppliers, CEWs, other cooperating equipment, records management systems of an agency, a dispatch system of an agency, and third parties. A CEW or other equipment may also receive information for storing in the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Charles Dimino, Jr., Siddharth Heroor, Michael E. Gish, Reinhard J. Gagnon, Teri Dawn Michaels
  • Patent number: 10486062
    Abstract: In a real space that includes a user, predetermined rules are used to set boundary surfaces of a play area in reference to boundary surfaces of the field of view of an imaging device. If the user gets out of the play area, a warning state determining section determines that there is a need for a warning and superposes a warning image on a display image. A direction in the real space or the state therein, for example, is used to determine whether or not margin areas are to be set between the boundary surfaces of the play area and the boundary surfaces of the field of view, or how wide the margin areas are to be.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shoichi Ikenoue, Yuji Nakamura, Yoshihiko Suwa
  • Patent number: 10462422
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving audio input data from a microphone array of at least two microphones. The audio input data is generated by a first sound source at a first location and a second sound source at a second location. The method also includes calculating a first engagement metric for the first sound source and a second engagement metric for the second sound source. The first engagement metric approximates an interest level of a receiving user for the first sound source, and the second engagement metric approximates an interest level from the receiving user for the second sound source. The method also includes determining that the first engagement metric is greater than the second engagement metric, and processing the audio input data to generate an audio output signal. The audio output signal may amplify sound generated by the first sound source relative to the second sound source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Francis Harrison, Shahid Razzaq, Eric W. Hwang
  • Patent number: 10445542
    Abstract: An image associated with a poll may be acquired via a camera. One or more symbols indicating responses may be found by analyzing the image. The responses specified by the symbols may be determined and saved. The responses may also be displayed to the operator and/or to the respondents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Plickers Inc.
    Inventors: Nolan R. Amy, Stan R. Amy
  • Patent number: 10438477
    Abstract: A wearable proximity warning device called SIMS (Surrounding Intelligent Motion Sensor) is provided that uses a novel method of processing images from a high frame rate digital camera to detect human threats from behind and determine if there are any approaching threats by using novel pixel counting and threat detection analysis algorithms. The device is worn on the back of the body either by use of a belt clip or with chest straps. The user may use select from a variety of warning options from the device including audible warning tones, device vibration or smartphone SMS/MMS text messaging. Stored video is saved by the SIMS device and may be periodically uploaded to secure cloud storage. The device contains a rechargeable battery that may be recharged using a USB port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Michael Siembab, Caleb Neves
  • Patent number: 10432841
    Abstract: A wearable apparatus and method are provided for selectively categorizing information derived from images. In one implementation, a wearable apparatus for collecting information related to activities of a user may collect information related to activities of a user. The wearable apparatus may include an image sensor configured to capture a plurality of images from an environment of a user; a communications interface; and at least one processing device. The at least one processing device may be programmed to process the plurality of images to identify an activity occurring in the environment of the user; associate the activity with an activity category; and cause transmission of at least the activity category to a remotely located computing device via the communications interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: OrCam Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonatan Wexler, Amnon Shashua
  • Patent number: 10425540
    Abstract: A method of operating optical systems includes forming a stitched image of a field of regard using a first optical device. The stitched image of the field of regard comprises a plurality of sub-images associated with a first field of view. The method also includes receiving an image of a second field of view from a second optical device and determining a location of the image of the second field of view in the stitched image. The method further includes communicating an indicator to the second optical device. The indicator is to the location of the image of the second field of view in the stitched image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DRS NETWORK & IMAGING SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Antonio Vernon Bacarella, Kenneth Pietrasik, Brian Backer, Jon Piatt
  • Patent number: 10373716
    Abstract: A sensing device monitors and tracks food intake events and details. A processor, appropriately programmed, controls aspects of the sensing device to capture data, store data, analyze data and provide suitable feedback related to food intake. More generally, the methods might include detecting, identifying, analyzing, quantifying, tracking, processing and/or influencing, related to the intake of food, eating habits, eating patterns, and/or triggers for food intake events, eating habits, or eating patterns. Feedback might be targeted for influencing the intake of food, eating habits, or eating patterns, and/or triggers for those. The sensing device can also be used to track and provide feedback beyond food-related behaviors and more generally track behavior events, detect behavior event triggers and behavior event patterns and provide suitable feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Klue, Inc.
    Inventors: Katelijn Vleugels, Ronald Marianetti, II
  • Patent number: 10368602
    Abstract: A protective helmet is disclosed comprising a protective shell, a visor, two rearward-mounted imagers, a display, and a processing system. The protective shell has an opening in front that is selectively covered by the visor and is configured to fit about the head of a user. The two imagers are mounted in substantially fixed positions on the rear of the protective shell so as to collectively provide a view of greater than 180 degrees about the rear of the protective shell. The processing system is operably associated with the two imagers and the at least one display, which displays real-time video from at least the left-most of the two imagers, as well as real-time video from the right-most imager or navigation, positioning, audio entertainment, or telephone call information. The helmet may further include a multi-level proximity alert system, an impact emergency alert system, and rechargeable power system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Cranium Helmets, LLC
    Inventor: Ambrose Jerel Dodson
  • Patent number: 10334225
    Abstract: Embodiments of a stereoscopic camera for acquiring, storing, transmitting and displaying stereoscopic images are disclosed. Some of the benefits of embodiments of this stereoscopic camera include converging optical axes, simultaneous left/right view data generation, transmitting and displaying stereoscopic images, stereoscopic digital zooming wherein a subset of pixels is displayed, pan-tilt-zooming of the stereoscopic camera, and interactive adjustment of images. Embodiments of the disclosed stereoscopic camera are capable of producing real-time, stereoscopic image data from locations or objects therein, in association with coordinate systems. Other embodiments include stereomicroscopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TrueVision Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Paul Riederer
  • Patent number: 10200579
    Abstract: An image capturing device is provided. The image capturing device includes a main body, an image capturing module and a rod. The image capturing module includes a lens and an image capturing unit. The main body includes a display module. The image capturing module is electrically connected to the main body. The rod is adjustably disposed between the image capturing module and the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ABILITY ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yen-Min Chang, Shih-Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 10194121
    Abstract: A computing device configured to dynamically capture and store experience data received the by the computing device. An example method involves: (a) receiving first experience data that indicates at least one environmental condition; (b) selecting a capture mode from a plurality of capture modes based on the at least one environmental condition, where the capture mode defines a manner of capturing experience data; and (c) causing the computing device to operate in the selected capture mode, where operating in the selected capture mode includes capturing second experience data in the manner defined by the capture mode. The method may optionally additionally involve: (d) after entering the capture mode, receiving third experience data; (e) determining that the capture mode should be exited based on at least the received third experience data; and (f) based on the determination that the capture mode should be exited, exiting the capture mode such that at least one type of experience data is not captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mat Balez, Nirmal Patel, Thad Eugene Starner
  • Patent number: 10154191
    Abstract: Emotional/cognitive state-triggered recording is described. A buffer is used to temporarily store captured video content until a change in an emotional or cognitive state of a user is detected. Sensor data indicating a change in an emotional or cognitive state of a user triggers the creation of a video segment based on the current contents of the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Gordon, Cem Keskin
  • Patent number: 10146105
    Abstract: An around-view camera device includes a camera body, two around-view lenses, and a counterweight piece. The camera body includes two openings, a casing, and a circuit board, where the two openings are respectively provided on two opposite sides of the casing, and the circuit board is disposed within the casing. The two around-view lenses are respectively accommodated within the two openings of the camera body and are separately electrically connected to the circuit board. The counterweight piece is disposed on a side, different from sides of the two around-view lenses, of the casing or the circuit board far away from a center of gravity of the camera body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Pin Lee, Chi-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 10133345
    Abstract: A field of view of a virtual environment is visually presented via a near-eye display from a first perspective. A begin-adjustment command is received. A peripheral region of the field of view that surrounds a wearer's gaze target is dimmed, via the near-eye display, based on the begin-adjustment command. A navigation command is received. The field of view of the virtual environment is adjusted from the first perspective to a second perspective based on the navigation command. An end-adjustment command is received. The peripheral region of the field of view is brightened, via the near-eye display, based on the end-adjustment command. The field of view of the virtual environment is visually presented, via the near-eye display, from the second perspective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Mackay Burns, Robert Ferrese, Brent J. Elmer, Timothy D. Kviz, Benjamin John Sugden
  • Patent number: 10136036
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory; a touchscreen display; a network interface; a camera that includes a lens; an operating system executable by the processor to establish an operating system environment; applications that execute within the operating system environment to establish corresponding application states where the applications include a camera application to establish a camera state; a housing that houses at least the processor and the camera and that includes a surface where the surface includes an opening for the lens of the camera; a cover that includes a flap where the flap includes a closed orientation with respect to the opening and an open orientation with respect to the opening; and circuitry that switches from an existing application state to the camera state responsive to a transition of the flap from the closed orientation to the open orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Miles Osborne, David Wayne Hill