Portable Patents (Class 348/158)
  • Patent number: 11443517
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, are disclosed. A system includes one or more processors and one or more computer storage media storing instructions that are operable, when executed by the one or more processors, to cause the one or more processors to perform operations. The operations include: obtaining an image from a camera coupled to a garage; determining that a garage door has opened; in response to determining that the garage door has opened, determining that a vehicle position satisfies an alert criteria based on the image from the camera; and in response to determining that the vehicle position satisfies the alert criteria based on the image from the camera, providing a visual alert for a driver of the vehicle on a signaling device coupled to the garage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Mary Melissa Kalagher, Dana Eubanks, Vanessa Bishop
  • Patent number: 11425653
    Abstract: A recording device captures information and stores the information in a data store as a data record. The recording device includes a low-power wireless interface and a high-power wireless interface. A network device includes a low-power wireless interface and a high-power wireless interface. An activation device transmits a data notification and a network notification. Upon receiving the data notification, the network device activates its high-power wireless interface. Upon receiving the network notification, the recording device activates its high-power wireless interface. The recording device transmits the data record to the network device via its high-power wireless interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A Hanchett, Anthony Huang, Tyler Conant, Marcus William Lee Womack, Nache Shekarri, James Reitz
  • Patent number: 11423648
    Abstract: Time-stamped images are captured for unknown items within a store. Portions of the images are cropped to restrict the cropped images to attributes associated with the unknown items. A set of time ordered cropped images are proved to a trained machine-learning item recognition algorithm, which produces an output of confidence values that map to specific items of the store. When the confidence value meets or exceeds a predefined threshold, the specific item associated with that confidence value is used to identify the unknown item. The known item is assigned to an appropriate shopping cart of a shopper based on tracking from the images of the shopper while in the store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Vance Zucker, Adam Justin Lieberman
  • Patent number: 11413525
    Abstract: A device for interfacing with an interactive program is provided, including: a housing, including, an IR projector for projecting an IR pattern into an interactive environment; a camera for capturing images of the projected IR pattern; an image processor configured to process the captured images for identification of the projected IR pattern; a transceiver configured to communicate with a computing device, the transceiver configured to transmit data generated by the image processor to the computing device, such that a position of the device in the interactive environment is determined based on the captured images of the IR pattern, the determined position of the device being utilized as input for the interactive program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 11399159
    Abstract: A recording system comprises an auxiliary recording device with a first camera and a (primary) recording device with a second camera. The recording device is configured to determine an activation event and to instruct at least one of the first camera to capture a first image or a second camera to capture a second image. Responsive to an image being captured, the recording device receives and stores the captured image. The recording system may comprise a body-worn battery configured to provide power to the recording system. The recording system may comprise a detachable body configured to detachably couple to a main housing body, wherein a camera of the detachable body is configured to capture images when coupled or when detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Juha Alakarhu, Mark J. Eastwood, David Mesri, Patrick W. Smith, Nicholas R. Gilmour, Jason Hartford
  • Patent number: 11393310
    Abstract: A surveillance system includes a first electronic device, a second electronic device, an image-capturing unit, and a multi-computer switching unit. The image-capturing unit corresponds to the second electronic device, and the image-capturing unit captures an image of a location of the second electronic device. The multi-computer switching unit is coupled to the first electronic device, the second electronic device, and the image-capturing unit, and the multi-computer switching unit receives the image from the image-capturing unit. When the second electronic device sends a connection request for establishing a communication connection with the first electronic device, the communication connection is established through the multi-computer switching unit, and the multi-computer switching unit outputs the image corresponding to the location of the second electronic device to a surveillance terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ATEN INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tai-Quan Chen
  • Patent number: 11372912
    Abstract: A server for managing inspection information of one or more structures includes circuitry configured to store identification information uniquely assigned to an information source associated with a structure, and image data of the structure previously captured in association with each other as an inspection result of the structure; receive from a communication terminal, via a communication network, the identification information of the information source acquired by the communication terminal; create data of a screen used for displaying the image data of the structure previously captured corresponding to the identification information received from the communication terminal; and transmit the data of the screen used for displaying the image data of the structure previously captured to the communication terminal via the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Ogura
  • Patent number: 11276308
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using radio frequency signals and sensors to monitor environments (e.g., indoor building and adjacent outdoor environments) are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a system for providing a wireless asymmetric network comprises a hub having one or more processing units and at least one antenna for transmitting and receiving radio frequency (RF) communications in the wireless asymmetric network and a plurality of sensor nodes each having a wireless device with a transmitter and a receiver to enable bi-directional RF communications with the hub in the wireless asymmetric network. The one or more processing units of the hub are configured to determine localization of the plurality of sensor nodes within the wireless asymmetric network, to monitor loading zones and adjacent regions within a building based on receiving information from at least two sensor nodes, and to determine for each loading zone whether a vehicle currently occupies the loading zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: LOCIX, INC.
    Inventors: Teymur Bakhishev, Vivek Subramanian, Vikram Pavate, Tommi Ylamurto
  • Patent number: 11233979
    Abstract: A collaborative video camera system of an edge node can be used to track and predict objects, locations of the objects, and events associated therewith. For example, multiple cameras can be utilized to determine the direction in which an object is heading. This data can be used to activate and/or dispatch other cameras that may be at or near the predicted location of the object. Additionally, sound associated with the object can be used to predict and/or active cameras that are at or near the predicted location of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Nigel Bradley, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Patent number: 11221494
    Abstract: Optical adaptive viewport display systems and methods are provided. One such optical adaptive viewport display system has an adaptive pupil device which is optical coupled to an optical combiner. The adaptive pupil device is optically couplable to an image projector and is configured to select a sub-pupil from the pupil of the projector. The selected sub-pupil is optically relayed by relay optics from the adaptive pupil device to an eyebox. The relay optics includes an optical combiner. The sub-pupil size and position is selected by the adaptive pupil device so that an optical image spot beam from the sub-pupil and reflected by the optical combiner on to the eye box has a diameter at the eyebox such that the virtual image, as seen by a human eye disposed at the eyebox, is hyperfocused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Louahab Noui, Adrian Stannard
  • Patent number: 11188156
    Abstract: An artificial reality system can display notifications in various configurations including in a minimized version or a maximized version. The artificial reality system can initially display a minimized version of the notification. Upon identifying a first trigger event, such as the user's gaze resting on the minimized version of the notification or a rotation of a user's wrist, the artificial reality system can change the display of the notification from the minimized version to the maximized version. The artificial reality system can identify a second trigger event, such as the user's gaze not being directed to the maximized version of the notification or a rotation of the wrist in an opposite direction from the first wrist rotation. In response to the second trigger event, the artificial reality system can stop display of the maximized version of the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anastasia Victor-Faichney, Alexander Chen Runke, Difei Wang, Flavio Mattos de Carvalho
  • Patent number: 11177691
    Abstract: A wristwatch band for a computerized watch base has a bracelet portion and a connector element. The bracelet portion extends in a length direction at least partially around a wrist of a wearer and has a power supply device to supply power to the computerized watch base. The connector element secures the computerized watch base to the bracelet portion. In the length direction, the bracelet portion may be discontinuous and terminate at first and second clasp ends. First and second clasp sections may be provided respectively at the first and second clasp ends of the bracelet portion, the first and second clasp sections releaseably connecting around the wrist of the wearer. Electrical connectors may be provided in each clasp section such that when the clasp is connected around the wrist of the wearer, an electrical connection is made from the first clasp end to the second clasp end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Mark J. Henry, Robert R. Apuzzo, Michael Cruz-Herrera
  • Patent number: 11176700
    Abstract: Example implementations described herein are directed to a solution to the problem of accurate real-time inventory counting and industrial inspection. The solution, involves a device such as a mobile device that assists a human operator on the field to quickly achieve high quality inspection results. The example implementations detect objects of interest in individual image snapshots and use location and orientation sensors to integrate the snapshots to reconstruct a more accurate virtual representation of the inspection area. This representation can then be reorganized in various ways to derive inventory counts and other information that are not planned originally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Nam Huyn, Ravigopal Vennelakanti
  • Patent number: 11172158
    Abstract: A system and method that recognizes and highlights objects in a video frame for augmented video production workflow. Ae video production camera is provided to capture a video frame and generate frame data and object data relating to objects within the video frame that are in focus. Moreover, a display device is included that is wearable by the camera operator and includes a camera that captures field of view data that corresponds to a field of view of the camera operator. Furthermore, the display device can compare the video frame data with the field of view data captured by the camera to generate visual indicators for the video frame and the in focus objects. As a result, the display device can provide the camera operator with a field of view having visual indicators of the video frame and the objects that appears as overlays over the operator's field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GRASS VALLEY CANADA
    Inventors: Ronny Van Geel, Bart Van Dijk
  • Patent number: 11159018
    Abstract: A method and system for online decision making of generator start-up, determining the lines to be restored step by step based on the real-time power system data to guide the initial stage. The black-start unit is determined, and the units waiting to be restored are selected from all units. The training set including labeled samples to establish a value network. During generator start-up, the blackout area is judged, the state of power system is identified, the availability of equipment is judged, and the characteristics of generators are collected. The total generation capability is used as search objective for Monte Carlo tree search. Based on the value network, Monte Carlo is applied to search the next line to be restored during generator start-up. Parallel computation adopted to check the constraints for the restoration of alternative lines. The results of Monte Carlo are summarized to determine the line to be restored next.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SHANDONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yutian Liu, Runjia Sun
  • Patent number: 11144090
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wrist watch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston
  • 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: 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: 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: 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