Plural Cameras Patents (Class 348/159)
  • Patent number: 10694150
    Abstract: A vision system for a vehicle includes first and second camera modules disposed at the vehicle so as to have respective first and second fields of view exterior of the vehicle. The first camera module includes a first lens and a first imager, and is operable to capture image data. The second camera module includes a second lens and a second imager, and is operable to capture image data. The first camera module is powered by a first power supply line and the second camera module is powered by a second power supply line. The first camera module includes an image processor operable to process image data captured by the first camera module and the second camera module. The second camera module comprises a second image processor operable to process image data captured by the first camera module and the second camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joern Ihlenburg, Benjamin May, Boris Shulkin
  • Patent number: 10685428
    Abstract: Methods and systems which provide super-resolution synthesis based on weighted results from a random forest classifier are described. Embodiments apply a trained random forest classifier to low-resolution patches generated from the low-resolution input image to classify the low-resolution input patches. As each low-resolution patch is fed into the random forest classifier, each decision tree in the random forest classifier “votes” for a particular class for each of the low-resolution patches. Each class is associated with a projection matrix. The projection matrices output by the decision trees are combined by a weighted average to calculate an overall projection matrix corresponding to the random forest classifier output, which is used to calculate a high-resolution patch for each low-resolution patch. The high-resolution patches are combined to generate a synthesized high-resolution image corresponding to the low-resolution input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Wang, Hailiang Li, Yang Liu, Man Yau Chiu, Zhi Bin Lei
  • Patent number: 10673684
    Abstract: Methods and systems for autonomous computing comprising processing historical data to analyze a past performance, collecting data from a plurality of connected devices over a network, synchronizing the collected data from the plurality of connected devices with the processed historical data. Based on the synchronized data, methods and systems disclosed include detecting an alert (error/fault) condition in one or more of the plurality of connected devices, based on the detected alert condition, triggering the delivery of the detected alert condition to an automated network operations center (NOC), and matching the determined alert condition to a historical alert condition by the network operations center. Based on the matching, methods and systems include determining a corrective action, and based on the determined corrective action, assigning a virtual self-healing module from a plurality of virtual self-healing modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Nautilus Data Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Arnold Magcale
  • Patent number: 10670687
    Abstract: Apparatus and related methods are provided for evaluating effectiveness of a visual augmentation system (VAS), such as night vision goggles (NVGs). The apparatus and methods illustratively measure the response time of the visual augmentation system (VAS) as a function of targeting detection, engagement, and scan angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Kiron Mateti, Aaron Cole
  • Patent number: 10666877
    Abstract: Methods and systems for synopsizing videos of an incident from multiple moving video cameras. One system includes an electronic processor configured to receive a first video from a first moving video camera, receive a second video from a second moving video camera, determine a first motion characteristic of the first video, and determine a second motion characteristic of the second video. The electronic processor is further configured to generate a comparison between the first motion characteristic and the second motion characteristic, modify the second video based on the comparison such that the second motion characteristic aligns with the first motion characteristic, and generate, after modifying the second video, a combined video including at least a portion of both the first video and the second video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Carmen Jia Yi Siau, Steven John Kerr
  • Patent number: 10666836
    Abstract: A multi-sensor system, made up of at least two sensor units, in which the sensors may be activated at predefined target points in time on the basis of internal clocks mounted decentrally in the sensor units, in order to record data. Thus, the triggering of the sensor measurements and the assignment of measured data at the corresponding measuring points in time take place decentrally in the sensor units. So that all measuring points in time are based on a common time, the individual sensor units of the multi-sensor system may be synchronized with the aid of a synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Christl, Danny Uischner, Ibrahim Duran
  • Patent number: 10664688
    Abstract: A method of detecting and responding to a visitor to a smart home environment via an electronic greeting system of the smart home environment, including determining that a visitor is approaching an entryway of the smart home environment; initiating a facial recognition operation while the visitor is approaching the entryway; initiating an observation window in response to the determination that a visitor is approaching the entryway; obtaining context information from one or more sensors of the smart home environment during the observation window; and at the end of the time window, initiating a response to the detected approach of the visitor based on the context information and/or an outcome of the facial recognition operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Haerim Jeong, Michael Dixon, James Edward Stewart, Sayed Yusef Shafi, Sahana Mysore, Seungho Yang, Yu-An Lien, Christopher Charles Burns, Rajeev Nongpiur, Jeffrey Boyd
  • Patent number: 10663980
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to providing information capture by multiple drones, which may operate in a swarm, while maintaining rights and/or value assigned to the content authored by each drone or by subsets of drones. In general, the present disclosure provides that drones participating in content acquisition may attest to their authenticity to establish trust between drones in the swarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ned M. Smith, Rajesh Poornachandran
  • Patent number: 10659670
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a monitoring system and a control method for a monitoring system. The monitoring system includes a camera device, an object recognizing device and an arrangement control device. The camera device includes at least one movable camera device. The object recognizing device is configured to recognize a target object based on a primary image captured by the camera device. The arrangement control device is configured to control the spatial arrangement of the movable camera device so that the movable camera device is located at a predetermined position relative to the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Deng Zhang, Kun Liu, Xiong Yin, Liang Li
  • Patent number: 10652503
    Abstract: A camera video recorder may include a housing operatively mounting a digital video camera. A digital video recorder disposed in the housing is linked to the digital video camera and records images provided by the camera. A network switch disposed in the housing provides at least one network connection, and a processor adapted to run an operating system, and control the digital video camera, digital video recorder and network switch is also disposed in the housing. The network ports may be switched, selectively providing pass-through and switched communication. The processor may be adapted to provide an Internet protocol-based interface for accessing the camera video recorder and to provide analytics. A plurality of camera video recorders may be linked in series, and at least one of the camera video recorders may be linked to a network, via network connections provided by the network switch in the camera video recorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Charles W. Dozier
  • Patent number: 10638921
    Abstract: A medical imaging system includes multiple illuminating endoscopes with cameras having image sensors exposure control and a frame memory. The exposure control of each camera activates the frame memory and light source for collection of selected frame images by the frame memory. A data link among the endoscopes synchronizes exclusive initiation of the exposure controls in recurring serial order for activation of each respective frame memory and light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Laurence Kennedy, David A. D'Alfonso
  • Patent number: 10625879
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, location and method, for operation with a flight management system, has a controlled access UAV zone for at least one of: UAV landing, UAV loading, and UAV take-off. A sensor can be in communication with a control panel and/or a lock to govern access to the UAV zone. The zone can have a barrier with closure secured by the lock, and controlled by a flight management system. Separate access codes can be provided for departure and destination locations, to enable personnel associated with a delivery request to access those locations, to effect delivery of an article. The codes can be generated and supplied when the flight management system receives a valid delivery request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: DRONE DELIVERY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Paul Di Benedetto, Gregory Colacitti
  • Patent number: 10630895
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for assisting in positioning a camera at different zoom levels. An example device may include a memory configured to store image data. The example device may further include a processor in communication with the memory, the processor being configured to process a first image stream associated with a scene, independently process a second image stream associated with a spatial portion of the scene wherein the second image stream is different from the first image stream, output the processed first image stream, and output during output of the processed first image stream a visual indication that indicates the spatial portion associated with the second image stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Cullum Baldwin, Pasi Parkkila
  • Patent number: 10621423
    Abstract: A moving information analyzing system includes a camera, and a server that is connected to the camera. The camera captures an image of an object region, extracts moving information regarding a staying position or a passing position of a moving object included in a captured image of the object region, outputs a count line for counting the number of moving objects and a count result of the number of moving objects having passed the count line, related to the moving information, and transmits the captured image and the moving information to the server in a predetermined transmission cycle. The server acquires the captured image and the moving information, generates a moving information analysis image in which the moving information is superimposed on the captured image and to which the count line and the count result are added, and displays the moving information analysis image on a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Junko Noda, Marie Kanda, Yoshihiro Sugishita
  • Patent number: 10621675
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage and processing claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using cameras and lasers for determining the extent and severity of the damage. To aid in this determination, the server may also interface with various internal and external databases storing reference images of undamaged items and cost estimate information for repairing previously analyzed damages of similar items. Further still, the server may generate a payment for compensating a claimant for repair of the insured item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Danuta Genser, Devbratt Harlalka, Rohit Garg, Gaurang Katyal
  • Patent number: 10600297
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on storage devices, for monitoring, security, and surveillance of a property. In one aspect, a system includes a virtual reality headset, a plurality of cameras, a plurality of sensors that includes a first sensor, a control unit, wherein the control unit includes a network interface, a processor, a storage device that includes instructions to perform operations that comprise receiving data from the first sensor that is indicative of an alarm event, determining a location of the first sensor, identifying a set of one or more cameras from the plurality of cameras that are associated with the first sensor, selecting a particular camera from the identified set of one or more cameras; and transmitting one or more instructions to the particular camera that command the particular camera to stream a live video feed to a user interface of the virtual reality headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Kerzner
  • Patent number: 10601836
    Abstract: Embodiments of an observation system are disclosed herein. The observation system includes at least one observation device having at least one observation unit configured to observe at least one observation object in accordance with at least one first instruction data set. The observation system also includes at least one access control arrangement configured to control access to the observation device by at least one access entity. The access control arrangement includes at least one first peer-to-peer module assigned to the observation device and configured to forward at least one first instruction data set to the observation unit. Also included is at least one peer-to-peer application of at least one peer-to-peer network. The peer-to-peer application is configured to control the access to the observation device by allowing the access entity to cause the provision of at least one first instruction data set to the first peer-to-peer module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: innogy Innovation GmbH
    Inventor: Carsten Stöcker
  • Patent number: 10602126
    Abstract: Described are digital camera devices for 3D Imaging. Embodiments of the invention capture and process sensory data including image data to produce 3D content and generate depth information. Digital camera devices improve upon existing camera devices by implementing dynamic calibration processes that improve the quality of image capture and image projection. In some embodiments the digital camera devices include an imaging system for performing computer vision tasks including scene reconstruction, event detection, video tracking, object recognition, 3D pose estimation, learning, indexing, motion estimation, object tracking, facial recognition, object counting, 3D imaging, image enhancement and image restoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Rowell, Sheldon Fernandes, Han Jin
  • Patent number: 10599918
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor that receives a first event from a first sensor monitoring a first object and stores the first event in a first history. The processor generates and stores a second event in the first history repeatedly in absence of another event from the first sensor. The processor receives a third event from a second sensor monitoring a second object and stores the third event in a second history. The processor generates and stores a fourth event in the second history repeatedly in absence of another event from the second sensor. The processor calculates likelihood that the first object and the second object accompany each other based on the first history and the second history. The processor generates and outputs, when the likelihood exceeds a predetermined threshold value, information in which the first object and the second object are linked to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 10594986
    Abstract: A surveillance system including a fixed camera and one or more temporary cameras and a control means coupled to the fixed camera and the one or more temporary cameras is disclosed. The control means is configured to extend coverage of the fixed camera using the one or more temporary cameras coupled to the fixed camera. Each of the one or more temporary cameras includes one or more sensors and is configured to be deployed and adjusted based on sensor data obtained from the one or more sensors of the one or more temporary cameras and from one or more fixed camera sensors co-located with the fixed camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lei Li, Takeshi Arikuma
  • Patent number: 10587834
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for tracking objects for augmented reality. Positions and/or orientations of objects, light sources, and/or visual markers may be determined. Visual effects may be determined based on the objects, lights sources, and/or visual markers. Overlay positions and/or overlay orientations for the visual effects may be determined based on the positions and orientations of the objects, light sources, and/or visual markers. An overlay image including the visual effects may be determined and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Sebastian Janisz, Matthew Ryan, Katherine M. Bassett, Joseph Olson
  • Patent number: 10587662
    Abstract: A server operates between a patron (user), a subscriber (e.g., owner of a venue of exhibits and its website; museum, stadium, zoo, theme park, etc.), and possibly third parties such as a content distribution network (CDN). Access and content delivery are based on 1) control information provided to a patron device by physical objects at the venue and sent by the patron device to the server as part of a mutual authentication to one another, 2) user-specific information corresponding to the patron device, and 3) a pre-authorization exchange granting user-device access to physical objects and the server with the server receiving access to the user-specific information in order to locate requested information and select a subset thereof adapted in accordance with the user information. Moving physically between exhibits, a patron device rapidly disengages and re-engages the server, based thereon, without repeated logins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea J. Hansen Sorensen, Ben Whitaker, John Waite, Adam Thomas, Nora Kitchen, Dallas James
  • Patent number: 10578948
    Abstract: Digital camera comprising an upright Wide camera configured to provide a Wide image with a Wide image resolution and a folded Tele camera configured to provide a Tele image with a Tele image resolution higher than the Wide image resolution, the Wide and Tele cameras having respective Wide and Tele fields of view FOVW and FOVT and respective Wide and Tele image sensors, the digital camera further comprising a rotating OPFE operative to provide a folded optical path between an object or scene and the Tele image sensor, wherein rotation of the OPFE moves FOVT relative to FOVW. In some embodiments, a rectangular FOVT is orthogonal to a rectangular FOVW. When included in a host device having a user interface that displays FOVT within FOVW, the user interface may be used to position FOVT relative to FOVW, scan FOVT across FOVW and acquire, store and display separate Wide and Tele images, composite Wide plus Tele images and stitched Tele images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gal Shabtay, Ephraim Goldenberg, Eran Kali, Noy Cohen, Gil Avraham, Ruthy Katz
  • Patent number: 10555239
    Abstract: A shooting terminal configured to shoot in response to a shooting instruction transmitted from a shooting instruction terminal, includes a processor; and a communication device, at a first time when a specific broadcast transmission packet is received by the communication device, the processor starts a first mode in which a response to a broadcast transmission packet is not returned, controls the communication device to not to transmit packets at the data link level to the shooting instruction terminal in response to the broadcast transmission packets, starts a second mode in which a response to the broadcast transmission packet is returned at a second time after the first time, and controls the communication device to transmit a packet at the data link level to the shooting instruction terminal in response to the non-specific broadcast transmission packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keito Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10547791
    Abstract: A control apparatus of the present embodiment controls the view angles of a plurality of cameras directed from a center position toward different directions. The control apparatus includes: a changing unit configured to change a view angle corresponding to at least one camera out of the plurality of cameras to a first view angle; a deriving unit configured to derive a second view angle corresponding to another camera different from the at least one camera out of the plurality of cameras by using the first view angle; and an imaging controlling unit configured to cause the plurality of cameras to perform imaging by using the first view angle and the second view angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takenori Ohno
  • Patent number: 10527345
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet and a door connected to the cabinet. The door includes a door sheet body, a side cover connected to an end portion of the door sheet body and a controller fixed to the side cover. The side cover is provided with an installation hole which faces away from an opening at a side of the door sheet body, and a cover member configured to seal the opening. The controller is located in the installation hole. The controller is installed in the side cover, so as not to be damaged by being immersed in a foaming liquid, thereby enabling a simpler assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Bicong Xia, Chuan Zhang, Nanwei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10521949
    Abstract: A graphics animation and compositing operations framework has a layer tree for interfacing with the application and a render tree for interfacing with a render engine. Layers in the layer tree can be content, windows, views, video, images, text, media or other type of objects for an application's user interface. The application commits state changes of the layers of the layer tree. The application does not need to include explicit code for animating the changes to the layers. Instead, after a synchronization threshold has been met, an animation is determined for animating the change in state by the framework which can define a set of predetermined animations based on motion, visibility and transition. The determined animation is explicitly applied to the affected layers in the render tree. A render engine renders from the render tree into a frame buffer, synchronized with the display. Portions of the render tree changing relative to prior versions can be tracked to improve resource management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Brunner, John Harper, Peter Graffagnino
  • Patent number: 10510111
    Abstract: Under an embodiment of the invention, an image capturing and processing system creates 3D image-based rendering (IBR) for real estate. The system provides image-based rendering of real property, the computer system including a user interface for visually presenting an image-based rendering of a real property to a user; and a processor to obtain two or more photorealistic viewpoints from ground truth image data capture locations; combine and process two or more instances of ground truth image data to create a plurality of synthesized viewpoints; and visually present a viewpoint in a virtual model of the real property on the user interface, the virtual model including photorealistic viewpoints and synthesized viewpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Appliance Computing III, Inc.
    Inventors: David Eraker, Aravind Kalaiah, Robert McGarty
  • Patent number: 10504348
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on storage devices, for monitoring, security, and surveillance of a property. In one aspect, a system includes a virtual reality headset, a plurality of cameras, a plurality of sensors that includes a first sensor, a control unit, wherein the control unit includes a network interface, a processor, a storage device that includes instructions to perform operations that comprise receiving data from the first sensor that is indicative of an alarm event, determining a location of the first sensor, identifying a set of one or more cameras from the plurality of cameras that are associated with the first sensor, selecting a particular camera from the identified set of one or more cameras; and transmitting one or more instructions to the particular camera that command the particular camera to stream a live video feed to a user interface of the virtual reality headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Kerzner
  • Patent number: 10496165
    Abstract: A device comprises a content-processing component operable to perform a content-processing operation. The device comprises a sensor operable to output data indicative of activity of an eyelid of a user of the device. The device comprises a processor configured to process the data output by the sensor, to cause the content-processing operation to be in an enabled state in response to the processing of the data output by the sensor indicating that the eyelid is open by more than an open-eyelid threshold, and to cause the content-processing operation to be in a disabled state in response to the processing of the data output by the sensor indicating that the eyelid is closed by more than a closed-eyelid threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Michal Karol Bogusz, Piotr Tadeusz Chrobak, Michal Golek, Tomasz Jan Pabis
  • Patent number: 10474991
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for tracking inventory items in an area of real space. A plurality of cameras, or other sensors, produce respective sequences of images in corresponding fields of view in the real space. The field of view of each camera overlaps with the field of view of at least one other camera. The system is coupled to the plurality of cameras and uses the sequences of images produced by at least two cameras in the plurality of cameras to identify inventory events. The inventory event includes an item identifier, a location and a timestamp. A plurality of cells having coordinates in the area of real space are stored as a data set in the memory. The processing system calculates scores at a scoring time, for inventory items having locations matching particular cells using respective counts of inventory events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Cognition, Corp.
    Inventors: Jordan E. Fisher, Daniel L. Fischetti, Michael S. Suswal, Nicholas J. Locascio
  • Patent number: 10469805
    Abstract: A load balancing method to resolve a problem of load imbalance, where the method includes obtaining first status information of the first device and first status information of the second device, obtaining second status information of the first device and second status information of the second device, calculating a space occupation ratio of the first device and a space occupation ratio of the second device respectively according to the second status information of the first device and the second status information of the second device, determining a balancing policy according to the space occupation ratio of the first device and the space occupation ratio of the second device, and perform scheduling according to the balancing policy to implement load balancing between the first device and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tianke Wang, Longsheng Xiong, Rujun Shan
  • Patent number: 10469873
    Abstract: A virtual reality or augmented reality experience of a scene may be decoded for playback for a viewer through a combination of CPU and GPU processing. A video stream may be retrieved from a data store. A first viewer position and/or orientation may be received from an input device, such as the sensor package on a head-mounted display (HMD). At a processor, the video stream may be partially decoded to generate a partially-decoded bitstream. At a graphics processor, the partially-decoded bitstream may be further decoded to generate viewpoint video of the scene from a first virtual viewpoint corresponding to the first viewer position and/or orientation. The viewpoint video may be displayed on a display device, such as screen of the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Derek Pang, Colvin Pitts, Kurt Akeley, Zeyar Htet
  • Patent number: 10462356
    Abstract: The present invention provides a quantification technique of an installation state of a range image camera in a range image camera system provided with a plurality of range image cameras. In the range image camera system provided with the plurality of range image cameras and the range image camera cooperative processing device for cooperatively processing the plurality of range image cameras, the installation information of the range image cameras is generated from a range distribution of the range image photographed by the range cameras and a luminance distribution of the luminance image to photograph the reflected light of the irradiation light of the range image camera arranged adjacently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Kamimura, Akinobu Watanabe, Yasuyuki Mimatsu, Katsuyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10453214
    Abstract: An object having a high attention degree is selected from objects detected by a detection means, brightness of a captured image is calculated by using an attention region corresponding to the selected object as a detection frame, and exposure control is performed based on the calculated brightness. The attention degree is evaluated higher with the decrease in the distance. Alternatively, the attention degree is evaluated higher as the direction becomes closer to the traveling direction. The attention region is made larger with the decrease in the distance to the object. It is also possible to judge the type of the object and determine the size of the attention region based on the result of the judgment. A subject to be paid attention to is made clearly visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeo Fujita, Koichi Yamashita, Narihiro Matoba
  • Patent number: 10432910
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for allowing a user to switch viewing positions and/or perspective while viewing an environment, e.g., as part of a 3D playback/viewing experience, are described. In various embodiments images of the environment are captured using cameras placed at multiple camera positions. During viewing a user can select which camera position he/she would like to experience the environment from. While experiencing the environment from the perspective of a first camera position the user may switch from the first to a second camera position by looking at the second position. A visual indication is provided to the user to indicate that the user can select the other camera position as his/her viewing position. If a user input indicates a desired viewing position change, a switch to the alternate viewing position is made and the user is presented with images captured from the perspective of the user selected alternative viewing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NextVR Inc.
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Patent number: 10412320
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relates to a method and a system for switching display from a first video source to a second video source. The system receives a source switch indication request for switching the display from the first video source to the second video source identified by source identification of the second video source. Further the system synchronizes the source switch indication request using frame sync of the first video source and the second video sources and mask the interface signals of the first video source to generate output interface signals corresponding to the second video source. The display is then driven by the output interface signals of the second video source thereby enabling seamless switching of the display without using frame buffer, thereby rendering the video stream from multiple video sources without any tearing artifacts or display glitches and still optimizing the switching latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Kodavalla Vijay Kumar
  • Patent number: 10404947
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprising: an association unit configured to associate coordinates on a video captured by a first camera with coordinates on a video captured by a second camera based on specific positions specified in the video captured by the first camera and in the video captured by the second camera; an input unit configured to input position information for event detection by the first camera; and a determination unit configured to determine position information for event detection by the second camera based on the position information for the event detection by the first camera and on the association made by the association unit between the coordinates on the video captured by the first camera and the coordinates on the video captured by the second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Eiichiro Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10395137
    Abstract: A signal processing appliance is disclosed that will simultaneously process the image data sets from disparate types of imaging sensors and data sets taken by them under varying conditions of viewing geometry, environmental conditions, lighting conditions, and at different times. Processing techniques that emulate how the human visual path processes and exploits data are implemented. The salient spatial, temporal, and color features of observed objects are calculated and cross-correlated over the disparate sensors and data sets to enable improved object association, classification and recognition. The appliance uses unique signal processing devices and architectures to enable near real-time processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Irvine Sensors Corporation
    Inventor: James W. Justice
  • Patent number: 10372195
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to predict whether a region of output data to be generated by the apparatus for a current set of output data will be similar to a region of output data generated and stored in memory for a previous set of output data. When it is predicted that the new region of output data will be similar to the previous region of output data, the new region of output data is prevented from being generated and the previous region of output data is used for the current set of output data instead. The data processing apparatus can provide a way to avoid generating areas of sets of output data that are static from one set of output data to the next.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventor: Daren Croxford
  • Patent number: 10375355
    Abstract: A panoramic imaging system includes a plurality of separated video cameras that may be distributed around an object. A series of images captured by at least one of the separated video cameras is stored in a predetermined file format. The panoramic system further includes a viewer module that may render the series of images using the first file format. Moreover, the panoramic system includes a calibration module capable of modifying information associated with at least one of the series of images, where the modification results in calibration data stored in a configuration file and/or in the predetermined file format. The viewer module may also be capable of rendering the series of images in accordance with the predetermined file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Immersive Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, Patrick W. White, Steven C. Sandven
  • Patent number: 10373459
    Abstract: A display control apparatus comprising: a reception unit configured to receive a detection notification indicating detection of an event by a first camera; an image obtainment unit configured to obtain a video from a second camera; and a display control unit configured to, in a case where the detection notification is received from the first camera that corresponds to detection of the event in which an occurrence position is included in the video from the second camera, display a predetermined image corresponding to the detection of the event together with the video from the second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Eiichiro Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10356286
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a plurality of rows, in which each of the plurality of pixels outputs a pixel signal; a row scanning unit that scans the plurality of pixels on a row basis; and an output unit that outputs first time information corresponding to a processing timing of the pixel signal on one of the plurality of rows and second time information corresponding to the pixel signal on another of the plurality of rows and having a different value from the first time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Maasa Ito, Tomoya Onishi
  • Patent number: 10354169
    Abstract: Receive first context information including sensor information values from in-field sensors and a time associated with a capture of the first context information. Access a context to detectable event mapping that maps sets of sensor information values to events and identify a particular event associated with the received first context information. Determine a geographic location associated with the in-field sensors and access an imaging camera location database and identify particular imaging cameras that have a field of view including the determined geographic location during the time associated with the capture of the first context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Law, Jehan Wickramasuriya
  • Patent number: 10349013
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a reception unit configured to receive image-capturing information from each of a plurality of imaging apparatuses; and a color conversion information calculation unit configured to calculate, on a basis of the received image-capturing information, color conversion information for matching hues of the plurality of imaging apparatuses. With this arrangement, it is possible to prevent, in the case where a specific target entity is recognized from images captured by a plurality of cameras, variation in image information acquired between the cameras. With such arrangement, it is possible to prevent, in the case where a specific target entity is recognized from images captured by a plurality of cameras, variation in image information acquired between the cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Ebihara, Kazunori Sakaki
  • Patent number: 10349012
    Abstract: A self-healing video surveillance system is described. The self-healing video surveillance system includes one or more surveillance cameras that are configured to store configuration data of a network video recorder in operable communication with the surveillance cameras. The network video recorder includes configuration data, and a module configured to store the configuration data on the surveillance cameras and/or retrieve configuration data stored on the surveillance cameras. A new network video recorder introduced into the network retrieves the stored configuration data to self-configure with minimal or no human interaction. In embodiments, configuration data is distributed among a plurality of surveillance cameras, and may be stored in encrypted format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: James Carey
  • Patent number: 10332089
    Abstract: Frames of sensor data may be obtained from many sensors arranged throughout a facility. These frames may be time synchronized to support further processing. For example, frames containing image data obtained at about the same time from many cameras within the facility may be used to create an aggregate or “stitched” view of the facility at that time. The synchronization may involve storing the frames from several sensors in buffers. A time window may be specified and used in conjunction with timestamps of the frames to select a set of sensor data from the buffers that are deemed to be synchronized data. The synchronized data may then be used for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yasser Baseer Asmi, Frank Florian Liberato, Jr., Daniel Bibireata, Bradley David Volen, Prafulla Jinendra Masalkar, Todd Nelson Schoepflin
  • Patent number: 10319099
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, including circuitry configured to generate or receive a first image of a sequence of images including an object. The circuitry is configured to determine a length of time movement of the object is below a predetermined movement threshold. The circuitry is further configured to identify the object as a target object based on the determined length of time the movement of the object is below the predetermined movement threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Tsunashima
  • Patent number: 10311315
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, a device and/or a system of utilizing a camera array system to detect a load status of a semi-trailer truck. A sensor array is affixed to a surface of a trailer of the semi-trailer truck to automatically determine whether a cargo area of the semi-trailer truck is occupied. A set of cameras of the sensor array have each camera embedded in individual recesses of the sensor array. The cargo area is illuminated using at least one light source of the sensor array. A memory and a processor associated with the sensor array are configured to store one baseline image of the cargo area of the trailer in an empty state. The processor is configured to detect a triggering event. The processor determines a cargo status based upon a difference between the current image and the baseline image, and sends the cargo status to a dispatcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Drazan, James Brady, Jim Epler
  • Patent number: 10306572
    Abstract: A mobile communication device according to one embodiment includes a receiver, an imager, a detector, a determiner. The receiver configured to receive a frame including a first timing, a second timing, and first position information. The imager configured to capture the imaging target for a plurality of times. The detector configured to detect second position information, and third position information. The determiner determines whether or not the frame received by the receiver is a frame transmitted in tandem with an operation performed by the imaging target based on first to fourth timings. The corrector, when the determiner configured to determine that the frame received by the receiver is a frame transmitted in tandem with an operation performed by the imaging target, correct a timing of the clock based on the first to third position information and the first to fourth timings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Tomoko Adachi