Plural Cameras Patents (Class 348/159)
  • Patent number: 11032403
    Abstract: Texting while walking is a behavior oftenly seen with the advent of extensive mobile networks and the popularity of smart phones. It is also related to the recent general expectation of immediate notification and response. Despite accidents are frequent with this activity, as the users cannot see their forward paths, there has not been any effective aid to prevent such occurrences. The present invention provides new features and designs enabling the cameras in smart mobile communication devices to continuously and automatically provide views of the forward paths on the screens, while maintaining the compactness of smart phones, for users who are texting while walking to safely navigate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel L C Leung
  • Patent number: 11032584
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present application disclose a picture storage method, device and a video monitoring system, which relate to video monitoring technology field and are applied to a storage server in the video monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peng Chen, Aiqiu Xu
  • Patent number: 11030704
    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: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Danuta Genser, Devbratt Harlalka, Rohit Garg, Gaurang Katyal
  • Patent number: 11030443
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (2000) includes a determination unit (2020) and a notification unit (2040). The determination unit (2020) determines whether a field of view of a second camera is correct, on the basis of a first captured image (40), a second captured image (50), and relationship information (information indicating the relationship to be satisfied between a field of view of a first camera and the field of view of the second camera). In a case in which the field of view of the second camera is not correct, the notification unit (2040) notifies that the field of view of the second camera is not correct. The first camera is provided in a head-mounted display worn by a person. The second camera is provided in a part other than the head-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Oami, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Yuusuke Konishi, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroo Ikeda, Junko Nakagawa, Kosuke Yoshimi, Ryo Kawai, Takuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11032447
    Abstract: Systems and methods for synchronizing video generated by a camera with media content generated by a media source external to the camera. A calibration procedure is performed in which a time delay is determined that includes a camera delay associated with the camera. A display device displays a sequence of images comprising a first image displayed for a first time period and a second image displayed for a second time period. The camera captures a plurality of captured images capturing display of the sequence of images and a transmitter device coupled to the camera transmits the captured images to a hub. The hub determines a target image of the captured images corresponding to display of the second image. The time delay is determined based on a difference between a time associated with the target image and a time associated with the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Sling Media PVT. Ltd.
    Inventors: Abhiroop Boggavarapu, Dalimba Laxminarayana, Rao Venkata Krishna Suryanarayana, Satish Balasubramanian Iyer
  • Patent number: 11023850
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for tracking locations of inventory items in an area of real space including inventory display structures. A plurality of cameras are disposed above the inventory display structures. The cameras in the plurality of cameras produce respective sequences of images in corresponding fields of view in the real space. A memory stores a map of the area of real space identifying inventory locations on inventory display structures. The system is coupled to a plurality of cameras and uses the sequences of images produced by at least two cameras in the plurality of cameras to find a location of an inventory event in three dimensions in the area of real space. The system matches the location of the inventory event with an inventory location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: STANDARD COGNITION, CORP.
    Inventors: Jordan E. Fisher, Daniel L. Fischetti, Nicholas J. Locascio
  • Patent number: 11017232
    Abstract: A system for generating a low latency, ultra-high resolution representation of a surveillance subject at a remote location relative to a viewing site at which the representation is presented includes a surveillance module configured to obtain image data of the surveillance subject, a mobile HPC module in communication with the surveillance module via a first communication link to receive the image data and process the image data, a long range link in communication with the mobile HPC module via a second communication link to communicate the processed image data to the viewing site via a third communication link, and an integration module disposed at the viewing site. The integration module is configured to receive the processed image data via the third communication link, and display a virtual environment based on the processed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DOUBLE EAGLE, LLC
    Inventor: John Alexander
  • Patent number: 11012679
    Abstract: In an image processing system having a plurality of image capturing units, it aims to be able to generate a wide-area image from a high-quality virtual viewpoint. In order to achieve such an object, first image data is obtained based on a captured image obtained by an image capturing device belonging to a first image capturing device group, second image data is obtained based on a captured image obtained by an image capturing device belonging to a second image capturing device group, information related to a position and a direction of a virtual viewpoint is obtained, and a virtual viewpoint image is generated based on the first image data, the second image data, and the information related to the position and the direction of the virtual viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuru Maeda
  • Patent number: 11012607
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus capable of capturing an in-focus image while moving, and an image composition apparatus capable of generating a high detail composite image are provided. A camera 100 is mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle 10, and imaging is performed while moving. During imaging, a focusing mechanism included in the camera 100 is controlled, and a focus position is periodically scanned. In addition, during imaging, movement of the unmanned aerial vehicle 10 is controlled such that at least one scanning is performed during movement to a position shifted by an imaging range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shuji Ono
  • Patent number: 11004219
    Abstract: A system includes sensors and a tracking subsystem. The subsystem tracks a first object and one or more other objects in a space. After determining that re-identification of the first object is needed, candidate identifiers are determined for the first object The candidate identifiers include a subset of the identifiers of all tracked objects in the space. The subset includes possible identifiers of the first object based on a history of movements of the first object and interactions of the first object with the other objects in the space. Based on a top-view image, a first descriptor is determined for the first object. The first descriptor is associated with a characteristic of the first object. Based on results of comparing the first descriptor to a set of predetermined descriptors, an updated identifier is determined for the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: 7-Eleven, Inc.
    Inventors: Madan Mohan Chinnam, Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy, Shahmeer Ali Mirza
  • Patent number: 11004319
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include methods, apparatus, and systems for configuring a security camera including establishing a first connection between the dongle and the security camera through a communication port of the dongle, establishing a second connection with a mobile device, transmitting a request to the mobile device via the second connection, receiving, in response to the request, a configuration credential from the mobile device via the second connection, wherein the configuration credential is provided by the mobile device without disclosing the configuration credential to an operator of the mobile device, transmitting, via the first connection, the configuration credential to the security camera, receiving, in response to providing the configuration credential, a video stream from the security camera via the first connection, and transmitting, via the second connection, the video stream to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Schieltz, Dearles Rodriguez, Elwyn T. Ainsworth
  • Patent number: 10999558
    Abstract: A control device for controlling a display device, when an abnormality has occurred in any of a plurality of monitoring target devices, executes a first display control that causes the display device to display abnormality occurrence information including at least identification information of the monitoring target device in which the abnormality has occurred and occurrence time information indicating the time when the abnormality occurred, and when one item, or one item among two or more items, of the abnormality occurrence information displayed in the display device has been selected, executes a second display control that acquires image capturing information of the monitoring target device corresponding to the selected abnormality occurrence information from a storage device and causes the display device to display the acquired image capturing information, and executes a third display control that acquires operation information of the monitoring target device corresponding to the selected abnormality occur
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kitamaki, Keishi Ooishi
  • Patent number: 10997014
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided for ensuring a particular service level provided by multiple devices. The method includes maintaining, by a database, complementation parameters for a set of device groups. Each of the device groups includes at least two devices such that one of the two devices can complement at least one functionality of another one of the at least two devices in a same one of the device groups. The method further includes monitoring, by a processor operatively coupled to the database, the devices in the device groups to detect device malfunctions. The method also includes, responsive to a detection of a malfunctioning device from among the device groups, ensuring, by the processor, the particular service level by changing complementation parameters of a corresponding one of the devices paired with the malfunctioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Mishina, Sanehiro Furuichi, Norie Iwasaki, Fumiko Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10984207
    Abstract: Based on information on a plurality of images taken by a plurality of cameras of a QR-code imaging device, either information that label information has been appropriately acquired or information that the label information has not been appropriately acquired is assigned to each of a plurality of parts boxes placed on a forklift. Then, the information assigned to each parts box is displayed over a corresponding parts box in an image showing the parts boxes. By visually checking the image showing the parts boxes, a worker can easily recognize a parts box of which the label information has not been appropriately acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiji Sone, Katsuhiko Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10979668
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices in network communication with additional cameras in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, an audio/video (A/V) recording and communication device is provided comprising: a first camera configured to capture image data at a first resolution; a communication module; and a processing module operatively connected to the first camera and the communication module, wherein the processing module is in network communication with a backend server, the processing module comprising: a processor; and a camera application that configures the processor to: maintain the first camera in a low-power state; receive a power-up command signal from the backend server based on an output signal from a second camera; power up the first camera in response to the power-up command signal; and capture image data using the first camera in response to the power-up command signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Elliott Lemberger
  • Patent number: 10965858
    Abstract: Between first detection processing in which detection processing related to a moving object is executed without using a discrimination result indicating whether the moving object is a predetermined object and second detection processing in which the detection processing is executed by using the discrimination result, one of the first detection processing and the second detection processing which corresponds to setting related to installation of the image capturing device is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Eiichiro Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10950103
    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: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Kerzner
  • Patent number: 10930001
    Abstract: A data capture system for object dimensioning includes: a motion sensor configured to generate a detection signal responsive to detecting an object at a capture position within a capture volume; a capture controller connected to the motion sensor and configured, responsive to receiving the detection signal, to generate and transmit a shutter command substantially simultaneously to each of a plurality of cameras that causes each camera to capture a respective image of a synchronous set of images of the capture volume; an image processing server connected to each of the plurality of cameras and configured to receive the synchronous set of images from the cameras, and to store the synchronous set of images in a common repository; the image processing server further configured to generate a point cloud representing the object based on the synchronous set of images, for use in determining dimensions of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Burton Swope, Miguel X. Gines, Stanko Jelavic
  • Patent number: 10931864
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving location information associated with a mobile communication device, determining a first location of the mobile communication device based on the location information, selecting a first camera from a group of cameras based on the determined first location, receiving at least one first image from the selected first camera that captures at least a portion of the first location, performing image recognition on at least one second image to identify a user associated with the mobile communication device, selecting another camera from the group of cameras based on a determined position of the identified user, and receiving at least another image from the selected other camera. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Fan, Thomas Barrett, Jennifer K. Lam
  • Patent number: 10922555
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an interface, display, memory, and processor. The interface receives a video feed including first and second camera feeds, each feed corresponding to a camera located in a store. The processor stores a video segment in memory, assigned to a person and capturing a portion of a shopping session. The video segment includes first and second camera feed segments, each segment corresponding to a recording of the corresponding camera feed from a starting to an ending timestamp. Playback of the first and second camera feed segments is synchronized, and a slider bar controls a playback progress of the camera feed segments. The processor displays the camera feed segments and copies of the slider bar on the display. The processor receives an instruction from at least one of the copies of the slider bar to adjust the playback progress of the camera feed segments and adjusts the playback progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: 7-Eleven, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Raymond Magee, Ravi Kumar Kurva, Shahmeer Ali Mirza
  • Patent number: 10924702
    Abstract: The invention discloses a multi-channel image capture system including a secondary image information transmission channel, a secondary FPGA chip and a signal conversion chip. The secondary image information transmission channel has a camera interface unit, a primary FPGA chip and a cache unit. The camera interface unit includes several camera interfaces and is connected to an external camera. The primary FPGA chip receives, decodes, and then writes the image data captured by the camera to the cache unit, and reads the image data from the cache unit according to a read command from the secondary FPGA chip and transmits it to the secondary FPGA chip. The secondary FPGA chip acquires the image data from the cache unit based on the priority and the capturing order and transmits it to the signal conversion chip. The signal conversion chip is connected to the terminal and transmits the image data to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SUZHOU AVIEW IMAGE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nengdong Wang, Hongxin He, Fang Zhao, Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10922554
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus for communicating with a camera, and a method thereof are disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes a display, a transceiver, and a processor to, based on receiving an image captured by a camera, control the display to display the captured image, identify an object from the displayed image, determine another camera which captures the object, match information on the other camera with information on the camera, store the information, based on receiving a user command to set a specific object as a tracking target, determine a camera which captures the specific object, based on the specific object disappearing from an image captured by the camera, as the specific object moves, determine another camera which is expected to capture the specific object based on the camera matching information, and track the specific object based on an image captured by the other camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bonhyun Koo, Kyungjae Kim, Dusan Baek, Kwanwoo Song, Dongkeon Kong
  • Patent number: 10899007
    Abstract: Systems and methods monitor a workspace for safety purposes using sensors distributed about the workspace. The sensors are registered with respect to each other, and this registration is monitored over time. Occluded space as well as occupied space is identified, and this mapping is frequently updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: VEO ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Clara Vu, Scott Denenberg, Patrick Sobalvarro, Patrick Barragan, Alberto Moel
  • Patent number: 10900271
    Abstract: A refrigerator and a method for controlling the same are disclosed, which may automatically open or close a door and a method for controlling the same. The refrigerator may automatically open or close door(s) of the refrigerator by controlling a motor. After lapse of a predetermined time after the door of the refrigerator has been closed, the refrigerator operates a motor with an output used when the door is not opened, such that the refrigerator may remove noise while simultaneously maintaining a constant door opening time when the door is opened. In addition, when the door opening signal time is detected, the refrigerator may immediately opens the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-In Eom, Young Kyun Jeong, Chan Young Park, Hyun Uk Park
  • Patent number: 10904424
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises a pixel unit, a driver that drives the pixel unit, a memory that stores image data output from the pixel unit, and at least one image processor that performs a first operation which uses a first image data and a second operation for obtaining an image using the image data, and a controller that controls transfer of the image data to the memory and the image processor. The controller controls so that after the first image data is transferred to the image processor, second image data of the image data is transferred to the image processor, and the driver drives the pixel unit so as to output the image data in a predetermined order which is different from an order of transferring the first image data and the second image data to the image processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeyoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10891736
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for determining an agent that performed an event within a materials handling facility. A series of overhead images that include representations of the event location and one or more agents are processed to determine a motion or movement of the agent over a period of time. For example, a motion model representative of a motion of the agent over a period of time is generated from the images. A distance between the motion model and the event location is also determined. An association between the agent and the event may be determined based on the motion model and the distance between the motion model and the event location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gang Hua
  • Patent number: 10882467
    Abstract: A camera module, which is mounted on an inside of a front windshield of a vehicle and configured to image an external environment of the vehicle, includes multiple lens units on which an optical image of the external environment is incident, individually, and an imaging system to generate an outside image of the external environment by imaging through each of the lens units, individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuki Furutake, Kazuyoshi Akiba
  • Patent number: 10869007
    Abstract: A management method for an information capturing system includes: detecting communication connections of a plurality of information capturing devices; and when the communication connection of any of the information capturing device is abnormal, generating and outputting a trigger signal to the other of the information capturing devices so as to cause the other of the information capturing devices to execute an information capturing process in response to the trigger signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wei-Chung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10868973
    Abstract: A dome type surveillance camera includes a plurality of cameras, and a controller which causes to display, on a display, video data of images captured by the plurality of cameras. One camera of the plurality of cameras is movable so that an imaging direction of the one camera turns toward a top of a cover which covers the plurality of cameras. The controller places, horizontally in a line, the images from some of the plurality of cameras, which do not turn toward the top, on the display, and places, substantially in a middle of and beneath or above the line, the image from the one camera which is movable so as to turn toward the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ogata, Daisuke Hara
  • Patent number: 10861305
    Abstract: Apparatuses, techniques, and methods for a security and/or automation system are described. In some cases, methods may include receiving, from a first device, a request to capture data during an identified time period at a first location, determining that a mobile camera device and the first device are part of a predetermined group of devices operating in a neighborhood network, capturing the data using the mobile camera device at the first location, and transmitting the data to the first device. In some cases, the first device comprises a stationary device and the mobile camera device comprises an unmanned air vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Clint Huson Gordon-Carroll
  • Patent number: 10853949
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a technology which adaptively switches video analysis methods according to a congestion situation within a video, and which carries out a suitable video analysis by a limited computational volume. Provided is an image processing device 100, wherein a congestion estimation unit 102 estimates a congestion situation within a video which is acquired from an image input unit 101. A control unit 103 switches methods for video analysis according to the congestion situation. In a situation of low congestion, an image analysis unit for use in normal situations 105 carries out the video analysis by a basic method. In a situation of high congestion, an image analysis unit for use in congested situations 106 carries out a high-precision video analysis, such as an analysis which spans a plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Komiya, Muneaki Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Nakakita, Kazunari Iwanaga, Junichi Togashi, Yohei Akimoto, Masaya Okada, Atsushi Sassa, Wataru Ito
  • Patent number: 10848769
    Abstract: A method and a video encoding system for encoding a video stream include video data representing sequentially related image frames, wherein the image frames include a predefined first subarea and a predefined second subarea. The method comprises defining a first bitrate budget, defining a second bitrate budget, encoding the video stream including applying the first bitrate budget to video data of the first subarea and applying the second bitrate budget to video data of the second subarea. The video encoding system comprises an image processor for processing the image stream, a memory including values defining a first bitrate budget and a second bitrate budget, respectively, and a first subarea and a second subarea of the image frames of the image stream and an encoder arranged to encode the image stream, the encoding including applying the first bitrate budget to video data of the first subarea and applying the second bitrate budget to video data of the second subarea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Viktor Edpalm, Song Yuan
  • Patent number: 10841543
    Abstract: In a battery-powered audio/video recording and communication device having a camera, the length of a preset interval (the interval between instances of the device sending a request to a network to check whether any user requests to access the camera have been received) may be adjusted upward or downward in order to balance the competing interests of reducing latency (e.g. reducing the delay that the user may experience when trying to access the camera) and conserving battery life. The present embodiments advantageously balance these competing interests by initially setting the length of the preset interval to be relatively short to reduce latency, but automatically increasing the length of the preset interval as the battery charge is depleted, thereby extending battery life. The present embodiments also advantageously enable the length of the preset interval to be decreased after the battery is recharged, thereby reducing latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Modestine, Joshua Roth
  • Patent number: 10841733
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a display screen, and control circuitry that is coupled with the display screen. The control circuitry is configured to detect at least one physical space based on a geographical location of a vehicle which includes the display apparatus. The control circuitry is configured to establish a communication connection with at least one electronic device associated with the detected at least one physical space. The control circuitry is further configured to receive at least one image frame associated with at least one activity being performed within the at least one physical space based on the established communication connection. The at least one image frame is received from the at least one electronic device. The control circuitry is further configured to control the display screen to display the received at least one image frame associated with the at least one activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael T Sailer, Nathan G Brown, Shigenobu Saigusa, Soroush Jalali, Samer Rajab, Henricus Andhy Yuliawan
  • Patent number: 10836311
    Abstract: An information-presenting device includes an imaging unit, a display unit, an object-recognition unit, an exit location indicator unit and an entry location indicator unit. The imaging unit captures an image of a side view from a host vehicle. The display unit displays an image captured by the imaging unit or a image generated based on the captured image. The object-recognition unit recognizes an object lateral to the host vehicle moving relative to the host vehicle. The exit location indicator unit displays an exit location indicator at or near a location where the object is last displayed in the display unit when the object departs from a display range of the display unit. The entry location indicator unit displays an entry location indicator in a window through which an occupant views outside of the vehicle or in a peripheral region of the window. The entry location indicator indicates a location where the object is predicted to appear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya Seki, Eisuke Konishi, Koichi Mizutani, Masayuki Murakoshi
  • Patent number: 10839533
    Abstract: A system and method of processing video information received from surveillance cameras for tracking moving objects in real time or archival video. The system can contain a set of image capture devices, a storage device, an image-display device, a data input device, and a set of data processing devices configured for performance of stages. The stages can include a linking of a set of image capture devices to a location map, displaying of the video image from the first image capture device, selecting a moving object which can be tracked by operator as an object of interest, identifying the movement of the selected moving object and its highlight on the video image as area of interest, assessing a direction of the movement of the selected moving object, and predicting a location of the object in the field of view of the second capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: OOO ITV Group
    Inventors: Murat K. Altuev, Igor I. Falomkin, Roman V. Kalinin, Vadim V. Shmelyov, Egor P. Suchkov
  • Patent number: 10839585
    Abstract: Described are methods and systems for real-time remote avatar creation and animation control. A sensor device captures images of non-rigid objects in a scene. A server coupled to the sensor device generates an initial 3D model for each of the non-rigid objects in the scene using the images. The server detects landmark points on the non-rigid objects using the initial 3D model. The server generates a control point animation map for the 3D model using the detected points. The server applies the animation map to the 3D model to generate a mapped 3D model. A viewer coupled to the server receives (i) the mapped 3D model and (ii) tracking information associated with the objects, including a model pose and deformation of the landmark points. The viewer modifies the mapped 3D model using the tracking information, and renders a video stream on the viewer using the modified 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: VanGogh Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Lee, Xiang Zhang, Xin Hou
  • Patent number: 10841460
    Abstract: Examples frame synchronization methods and apparatus for image signal processing are described. One example method includes receiving a frame synchronization instruction sent by a first image collection apparatus of a terminal. The frame synchronization instruction is separately sent to a second image collection apparatus and a third image collection apparatus of the terminal, so that the second image collection apparatus, the third image collection apparatus, and the first image collection apparatus synchronously output frame image data. The example method further includes receiving the frame image data synchronously sent by the first image collection apparatus, the second image collection apparatus, and the third image collection apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fei He, Jianyu Tang
  • Patent number: 10834296
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method and/or computer program product embodiments, and/or combinations and sub-combinations thereof, for synchronizing playback of audio and video, wherein the audio is transmitted to wireless speakers over a wireless medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventor: Frank L. Maker, III
  • Patent number: 10834333
    Abstract: A multiple input multi-media switch box allowing for communication between video surveillance cameras, a multi-media player, and a public view monitor for seamless transitions between frames and or advertising media is disclosed. The switch box displays a first video surveillance content on the PVM for a predetermined time, the converter switch freezes the last frame on the first video surveillance image and displays advertising media while buffering the new input from a second video surveillance, then the converter switch releases and displays the new input from the second video surveillance video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Innotech Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Luski, Devin Benjamin
  • Patent number: 10824301
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining whether to present one or more data feeds on a communication device. One system includes an electronic computing device including a network interface configured to receive one or more data feeds from one or more network-connectable devices. The data feeds are associated with an incident. The electronic computing device further includes an electronic processor configured to determine an incident type of the incident, and determine a quantity of data feeds associated with the incident. The electronic processor is further configured to determine whether to present the data feeds on a communication device based on the incident type and the quantity of data feeds. The data feeds are presented via an output device of the communication device in response to the electronic processor determining that the data feeds are to be presented on the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Frommelt, Tetyana Gutsol, John L. Finch
  • Patent number: 10803322
    Abstract: Multiple sensors are automatically recruited and coordinated to chronicle a fleeting event in a collaborative manner across time and space. An event of interest is captured and recognized by a first data capturing device. An outcome is automatically predicted, and a second data capturing device likely to have visibility of the location during occurrence of the predicted outcome is recruited to provide surveillance data of the event of interest. Surveillance data from both the first and second and subsequent data capturing devices are automatically sent to an investigation facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CFKK, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard Kleinrock, Yu Cao, Martin Charles Kleinrock
  • Patent number: 10796543
    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: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Eiichiro Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10783379
    Abstract: A method for processing arrival or removal of packages within the field of view of a video camera includes providing a database for recording packages placed in the field of view. Based on real-time analysis of successive image frames in the camera, a human person's entry and exit from the field of view of the camera is also detected. Delivery or removal of objects is recorded in the database. In one embodiment, the method also determines whether or not a newly arrived package is placed alongside or on top of an existing package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BOSSA NOVA ROBOTICS IP, INC.
    Inventors: Marios Savvides, An Pang Lin, Shreyas Venugopalan, Ajmal Thanikkal, Karanhaar Singh, Gavriel Adler, Kyle Neblett, Christopher Palmer
  • Patent number: 10785442
    Abstract: A video transmission apparatus (10) includes: a specified-position information acquisition unit (110) that acquires specified-position information indicating a specified position in an area to be surveilled including each imaging region corresponding to each of a plurality of imaging apparatuses; and a video transmission control unit (120) that selects at least one imaging apparatus from among the plurality of imaging apparatuses using imaging position information indicating a position or an imaging range of each of the plurality of imaging apparatuses and the specified-position information and transmits a video captured by the selected imaging apparatus to a video sharing apparatus that is to share the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mika Saito, Kenichiro Ida, Ryoma Oami, Junko Nakagawa, Hiroshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10785456
    Abstract: A method for operating a refrigerator appliance, as provided herein, may include initiating an image capture sequence at a camera module. The image capture sequence may include a first two-dimensional image captured at the camera module and a second two-dimensional image captured at the camera module subsequent to the first two-dimensional image. The method may further include assigning an image score to the first two-dimensional image according to a predetermined grading scale, and assigning an image score to the second two-dimensional image according to the predetermined grading scale. The method may still further include comparing the image scores of the first and second two-dimensional images, and presenting one of the first and second two-dimensional images on a digital display based on comparing the image scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Goodman Schroeder, Choon Jae Ryu
  • Patent number: 10769808
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatus and methods for automated tracking and counting of objects in a set of image frames using a resource-constrained device based on analysis of a selected subset of image frames, and based on selectively timing when resource-intensive operations are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Donna Katherine Long, Arthur Charles Tomlin, Kenneth Liam Kiemele, John Benjamin Hesketh
  • Patent number: 10760920
    Abstract: The map information processing device includes a processor. The processor that extracts difference data by comparing a movement track image based on individual movement tracks of a plurality of moving bodies with an image in a scalar form based on vector data that is different from the movement track image; and The processor that decides through machine learning whether the difference data corresponds to a road shape change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: MICWARE CO., LTD., IMICS. INC.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Sekiyama
  • Patent number: 10757372
    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: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: James Carey
  • Patent number: 10757397
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for setting a virtual viewpoint relating to a virtual viewpoint image to be generated based on a plurality of images to be captured by a plurality of cameras includes an accepting unit configured to accept a setting about a position and direction of the virtual viewpoint, and a changing unit configured to change the setting based on a feature amount of the setting about the virtual viewpoint accepted by the accepting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiki Iwakiri