Plural Cameras Patents (Class 348/159)
  • Patent number: 11403772
    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: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: 7-ELEVEN, INC.
    Inventors: Madan Mohan Chinnam, Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy, Shahmeer Ali Mirza
  • Patent number: 11398254
    Abstract: Systems and processes associated with an augmented film crew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas B. Newell, Abhijit Sharma
  • Patent number: 11393318
    Abstract: Systems and methods to perform privacy-aware computer-vision-based human activity monitoring with automatic registration are disclosed. To register for tracking, consenting human subjects wear beacons that emit a beacon signal. During a predefined timing window, beacon signals are detected and compared to a predefined signal-strength threshold and compared to the signal strength of other different beacon signals detected during the same timing window. At the end of the timing window, the strongest beacon signal above the threshold is selected for registration. The tracked human activities are assessed in real-time and upon detection of activities that violated predefined rules, feedback is delivered in real-time to the tracked human subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Cleveland State University
    Inventor: Wenbing Zhao
  • Patent number: 11392165
    Abstract: A device includes a clock generator configured to generate a root clock signal based on an input clock signal and a clock generator divider integer setting. The device also includes a first component coupled to the clock generator and configured to generate a first component clock signal based on the root clock signal and a first component divider integer setting. The device also includes a second component coupled to the clock generator and configured to generate a second component clock signal based on the root clock signal and a second component divider integer setting. The device also includes sync circuitry coupled to each of the clock generator, the first component, and the second component, wherein the sync circuitry is configured to perform synchronized adjustments to the root clock signal, the first component clock signal, and the second component clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Atul Ramakant Lele, Per Torstein Roine
  • Patent number: 11394926
    Abstract: In a periphery monitoring apparatus, a display processing unit displays, in a display apparatus that is provided in a vehicle, a plurality of captured images that are acquired by a plurality of cameras provided in a plurality of differing positions in the vehicle and have overlapping portions in which portions of imaging areas overlap each other, such that the overlapping portions remain. A determining unit determines whether a predetermined target object to be detected is present in each of the plurality of captured images. The display processing unit includes an enlargement processing unit that enlarges at least one captured image in which the target object is determined to be present, among the plurality of captured images, and displays the captured image in the display apparatus when the determining unit determines that the target object is present in at least one of the plurality of captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Yokota, Akihiro Sunasaka
  • Patent number: 11386534
    Abstract: Apparatus for binning an input value into one of a plurality of bins which collectively represent a histogram of input values, each of the plurality of bins representing a corresponding range of input values, the apparatus comprising: an input for receiving an input value; a noise source configured to generate an error value according to a predetermined noise distribution; and a binning controller configured to mix the received input value with the error value so as to generate a modified input value and to allocate the modified input value to the bin corresponding to that modified input value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Tim Lee
  • Patent number: 11381686
    Abstract: A security system can be configured to mount to a power outlet. The security system can include an outwardly facing portion configured to face away from the power outlet and an inwardly facing portion having a first electrical prong and a second electrical prong that protrude into the power outlet to mount the security system to the power outlet. The security system can also include a detection system comprising a camera and a motion detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Joseph Frank Scalisi
  • Patent number: 11381784
    Abstract: Monitoring and locating tracked objects using audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, a method for monitoring an object using a smart-home hub device in network communication with A/V recording and communication devices is provided, the method comprising: associating a tag having tag data compatible for use in a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) with at least one tracked object to be located when missing; activating the smart-home hub device to monitor the at least one tracked object on a premises by listening for the tag data transmitted by the tag; determining when the at least one tracked object has been removed from the premises using the tag data; and transmitting to a first client device, an alert upon a determination that the at least one tracked object has been removed from the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Patent number: 11356244
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product structured for continuous authentication and encryption. In some embodiments, the system is structured for receiving content from an entity system, displaying the content as masked content, and determining, using cognitive analysis, that a user wearing smart glasses is viewing a first portion of the masked content through the smart glasses, where the first portion of the masked content is associated with a first content hash. The system is also structured for identifying a first decryption key associated with the first content hash and determining a first cognitive hash. The system is also structured for receiving a first wearable hash from the smart glasses, comparing the first cognitive hash to the first wearable hash, and in response to the first cognitive hash matching the first wearable hash, transmitting the first decryption key to the smart glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vijay Kumar Yarabolu
  • Patent number: 11354994
    Abstract: One example electronic computing device includes electronic processor configured to store a list of a plurality of video cameras being considered for an upgrade. The electronic processor may be further configured to receive first video footage captured by a first video camera and second video footage captured by a second video camera. The electronic processor may be further configured to analyze the first video footage and the second video footage to generate a plurality of upgrade priority scores. In response to determining that a first upgrade priority score of the first video camera is greater than a second upgrade priority score of the second video camera, the electronic processor may be further configured to output an upgrade priority notification configured to inform a user that the first video camera has a higher upgrade priority than the second video camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David Staudacher, Mauricio Leal Villarreal, Aleksey Lipchin, Peter L. Venetianer
  • Patent number: 11343444
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging apparatus including at least one or more imaging units, and more particularly, to an imaging apparatus including at least one or more imaging units which includes at least one or more modules to perform modularization so that a time-slice imaging device may be installed, performs a light weight of the imaging units to solve difficulty in a process of connecting multiple heavy digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras to each other in order to realize a time-sliced image at a certain moment, achieves assembly simplicity and storage convenience through a structure that may be stored by separating the modules and a support, and achieves popularization of an imaging apparatus capable of capturing a time slice image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: LEEPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Doyub Lee
  • Patent number: 11341683
    Abstract: The present invention describes a system for calibrating a plurality of cameras in an area. The system functions by using certain patterns with visible or invisible properties In addition, the system implements automatic re-calibration in a specific way to reduce human intervention, cost and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: AiFi Corp
    Inventors: Ying Zheng, Hector Sanchez, Steve Gu, Staurt Kyle Neubarth, Mahmoud Hassan, Juan Ramon Terven
  • Patent number: 11336616
    Abstract: An address competition method of a multi-connected type control system. The method aims at solving the problem of how to set an indoor machine communication address in the multi-connected type air conditioner system efficiently. For the purpose, a primary control device (such as an air conditioner outdoor machine) performs broadcasting on each address in a preset address section in sequence. A slave control device (such as the air conditioner indoor machine) responds to the primary control device on the basis of preset responding time and the number of currently broadcasting times of the primary control device. The primary control device to which a communication address is distributed temporarily is responded so as to finish address competition rapidly. Meanwhile, the primary control device can perform continuous broadcasting on one address for repeatedly, so that the competition success rate of the address is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: Qingdao Haier Air-Conditioning Electronic Co., Ltd, Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Baitian Zhuo, Bin Shi, Shaojiang Cheng, Ruigang Zhang, Jun Wang, Wenjun Shao
  • Patent number: 11336861
    Abstract: A video signal transmission and reception system includes a first video signal receiver and a second video signal receiver in a video signal reception module and a video signal transmitter in a camera module. The video signal reception module includes the first video signal receiver, the second video signal receiver, and a central operation processor. A frame signal generated in the first video signal receiver is sent to a video signal transmitter of a first group and is output to the second video signal receiver. In addition, the frame signal generated in the first video signal receiver is input into the second video signal receiver and is sent to a video signal transmitter of a second group from the second video signal receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: THINE ELECTRONICS. INC.
    Inventors: Rei Fujiki, Daisuke Iwama
  • Patent number: 11328436
    Abstract: Embodiments allow camera effects, such as imaging noise, to be included in a generation of a synthetic data set for use in training an artificial intelligence model to produce an image depth map. The image depth map can then be employed to assist in compositing live action images from an image capture device with computer generated images in real-time or near real-time. The two types of images (live action and computer generated) are composited accurately by using a depth map. In an embodiment, the depth map includes a “depth value” for each pixel in the live action image. In an embodiment, steps of one or more of feature extraction, matching, filtering or refinement can be implemented, at least in part, with an artificial intelligence (AI) computing approach using a deep neural network with training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Unity Technologies SF
    Inventors: Tobias B. Schmidt, Erik B. Edlund, Dejan Momcilovic, Josh Hardgrave
  • Patent number: 11328564
    Abstract: A luminaire whose primary operation is to provide ambient or focused lighting in a hazardous environment is further configured to communicate, within the hazardous environment, alert and/or detected events or conditions via visual sequences. Different visual sequences uniquely identify respective alerts and/or detected conditions, which may include conditions occurring at the luminaire and/or conditions occurring within the hazardous environment. Different visual sequences are defined by respective blink sequences stored in a blink sequence library at the luminaire. Blink sequences are configurable, are distinguished by different amplitudes, frequencies, duty cycles, and other energization/de-energization waveform characteristics, and are applied to one or more illumination sources of the luminaire to thereby generate corresponding visual sequences in the hazardous environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: APPLETON GRP LLC
    Inventor: Ravindra Viraj Gurjar
  • Patent number: 11323605
    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 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Fan, Thomas Barrett, Jennifer K. Lam
  • Patent number: 11310623
    Abstract: A security system, method, device and network. The system includes one or more communications networks including at least one wireless network. The system further includes a network storage device operatively connected to the one or more communications networks for storing feeds. The system further includes a number of mobile devices communicating with the network storage device through the one or more communications networks. The mobile devices capture feeds that are sent to the network storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Enigma-Bulwark, Ltd
    Inventors: Dan Dromerhauser, Joshua S. Paugh, Nathaniel T. Bradley
  • Patent number: 11301985
    Abstract: A sensing and alert system is installed in a plurality of electrical switchgear cabinets. Each switchgear cabinet includes at least one high-voltage circuit breaker, and each switchgear cabinet is in communication with a central programmable logic controller (PLC) configured to activate and deactivate the high-voltage circuit breaker in the corresponding switchgear cabinet. The sensing and alert system includes a time of flight (ToF) sensor arranged to capture real-time image data, a lighting module affixed to an inside portion of the switchgear cabinet, and a processor operatively coupled to the ToF sensor and to the lighting module. The sensing and alert system is affixed to an inside portion of each switchgear cabinet. The processor compares real-time image data from the ToF sensor to the stored calibration image data and transmits an alarm if the difference is greater than a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Advancetrex Sensor Technologies Corp
    Inventor: Florin Pop
  • Patent number: 11303822
    Abstract: A vehicle imaging station comprising one or more cameras each camera having an adjustable shutter speed and a field of view, the fields of view of the one or more cameras covering an vehicle imaging volume, a control unit arranged to control the shutter speed of the cameras, a vehicle speed detection device arranged to measure the speed of a vehicle moving through the vehicle imaging volume and to output detected vehicle speed data to the control unit. The control unit is arranged to automatically adjust the shutter speed of the cameras based on the detected vehicle speed data and to cause the cameras to capture one or more images with the adjusted shutter speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Degould Limited
    Inventor: Daniel George Gould
  • Patent number: 11297246
    Abstract: Disclosed are a photography control method, device, non-transitory storage medium and system of an intelligent photography system. The photography control method of the intelligent photography system includes: acquiring a target positioning image shot by the search camera and a viewfinder screen image shot by the shooting camera, and transmitting the target positioning image and the viewfinder screen image to a remote terminal for the remote terminal to generate a search camera angle adjustment instruction according to the target positioning image and the viewfinder screen image; receiving the search camera angle adjustment instruction sent by the remote terminal; and acquiring an angle adjustment parameter according to the search camera angle adjustment instruction to control the search camera to adjust an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Wuhan Lianyi Heli Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yu Lu, Bin Chen, Yong Li, Yuni Chen, Zhiwei Gong, Xinyu Ye, Wenming Tang
  • Patent number: 11290690
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure is directed to more appropriately transmitting image data output from image capturing units connected in a daisy chain connection. State information indicating a state of each of a plurality of image capturing units that are connected in a daisy chain connection and acquire image data to be transmitted to an image generation apparatus, which generates a virtual viewpoint image, in accordance with the daisy chain connection is acquired. An output destination of the image data for at least one image capturing unit included in the plurality of image capturing units is changed based on the acquired state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiki Iwakiri
  • Patent number: 11290630
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a frame; a plurality of sensor modules mounted on the frame, wherein each of the sensor modules includes a sensor and a lens having a different optical axis, and is configured to rotate about the optical axis by a predetermined angle to obtain an image; and a processor configured to control the rotation of each of the sensor modules, and connect the images obtained by the sensor modules to generate a connected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO.. LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Hyeok Lee, Jong Kyung Lee, Do Won Ko, Joong Gyun Jeong
  • Patent number: 11265461
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a controller and a control method capable of providing an imaging system which achieves cost reduction. A control unit controls a first imaging direction of a first imaging unit and a second imaging direction of a second imaging unit as a direction different from the first imaging direction in accordance with a situation of an object associated with a first image captured by the first imaging unit or a second image captured by the second imaging unit. For example, the present technology is applicable to a lecture capture system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Hidetoshi Nagano
  • Patent number: 11257336
    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: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Kerzner
  • Patent number: 11250244
    Abstract: Methods and systems for image clustering include matching a new image to a representative image of a cluster. The new image is set as a representative of the cluster with a first time limit. The new image is set as a representative of the cluster with a second time limit, responsive to a determination that the new image has matched at least one incoming image during the first time limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Biplob Debnath, Giuseppe Coviello, Srimat Chakradhar, Debayan Deb
  • Patent number: 11240546
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention provides a server for controlling a camera video image to be distributed to an audience terminal for multi-camera video image distribution service for cyclic distribution of camera video images in a plurality of points of view to audience. The server includes a selector and a decider. The selector selects a plurality of candidates in each of selection opportunities that allow each audience member to select the camera video image to be distributed to the audience terminal. The decider decides the camera video image to be distributed to the audience terminal based on information indicating one of a plurality of options selected by each audience member. At least one of the plurality of candidates selected in at least one of the selection opportunities includes a common camera video image regardless of camera video images viewed by the audience when the plurality of candidates are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: DWANGO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Kawakami, Hiroaki Saito, Takashi Kojima
  • Patent number: 11240542
    Abstract: A system and method for playing back video feeds includes determining from the video feeds a subset of currently available video feeds, determining a playback layout based on the number of currently available video feeds and playing back the subset of currently available video feeds within the playback layout. The system and method further includes determining at least one change in availability in a given video feed of the plurality of video feeds, updating the subset of currently available video feeds based on the at least one change, updating the playback layout based on the updated subset of currently available video feeds and playing back the updated subset of currently available video feeds within the updated playback layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: AVIGILON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Courtney Anne Adame Cheng, Shaun P. Marlatt, Ompon Priebjrivat, Scott Alexander Williams
  • Patent number: 11240483
    Abstract: A three-dimensional model distribution method includes: distributing a first model, which is a three-dimensional model of a target space in a target time period, in a first distribution mode; and distributing a second model, which is a three-dimensional model of the target space in the target time period and makes a smaller change per unit time than the first model, in a second distribution mode different from the first distribution mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu, Satoshi Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Koyama, Yoichi Sugino
  • Patent number: 11227458
    Abstract: A depth sensing device, situated above a threshold to a room, collects asynchronous, non-personally-identifiable data regarding a count of people entering and exiting across the threshold. Phase shift of modulated infrared light reflected from a light source to an object is measured and converted into depth data indicating the depth of the pixels therein. The depth data is used to classify detected objects as human, and to track their movement bi-directionally through the threshold. A running count of humans entering or exiting the room is streamed to a remote server, which aggregates data collected from a number of depth sensing devices. The server then makes that data available at various levels of visualization corresponding to different levels of a hierarchy of nested virtual spaces, such as a multi-entrance room, or a building. Entities that access this data may see a real-time, accurate count of humans currently occupying the virtual space, as well as historical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Density Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Farah, Casey Kelso, Brian Weinreich, Benjamin Redfield, Garrett Bastable, Matthew Merati, Siu Kwong Mok
  • Patent number: 11228802
    Abstract: A video generation device receives sound information from a distribution apparatus. The video generation device receives first timing information from the distribution apparatus. The video generation device causes a video-taking device to take a video. The video generation device reproduces one or more sounds indicated by the received sound information when the video being taken by the video-taking device. The video generation device identifies one or more timings of reproducing the one or more sounds indicated by the received sound information based on the received first timing information when the one or more sounds indicated by the received sound information being reproduced. The video generation device causes video information indicating the taken video and including second timing information indicating the one or more identified timings to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Nasaka
  • Patent number: 11223803
    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: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: James Carey
  • Patent number: 11210859
    Abstract: A computer system calibrates an image from digital motion video, which originated from a camera that has a view of a scene from a period of time, with an image rendered from a three-dimensional model of the scene for a view based on a location (position and orientation) of the camera in the scene. The calibrated image from the digital motion video can be overlaid on the rendered image in a graphical user interface. The graphical user interface can allow a user to modify opacity of the overlay of the calibrated image from the digital motion video on the rendered image. The overlaid image can be used as a guide by the user to provide inputs with respect to the three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Occam Video Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Thomas Fredericks
  • Patent number: 11210529
    Abstract: A system including a server arrangement and a programming interface in communication with external applications are provided. The server arrangement (i) acquires data from sensors, (ii) analyzes the data to determine at least one object of interest in a surveillance area, (iii) determines type of the at least one object of interest, one or more attributes associated with the at least one object of interest and a geospatial location of the at least one object of interest, (iv) estimates a state of the at least one object of interest based on the type of the at least one object, one or more attributes and the geospatial location; (v) compares the estimated state with a defined set of trigger conditions associated with surveillance area, and (vi) determines at least one action to be taken in the surveillance area based on the estimated state of the at least one object of interest matching with at least one of the trigger conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Darvis, Inc.
    Inventor: Ingo Nadler
  • Patent number: 11196943
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for editing captured media to overcome operational difficulties that may arise during capture operations. According to these techniques, content may be captured with a pair of cameras, a first camera having a wider field of view than a second camera. Object(s) may be detected from captured content from the wider field of view camera. The captured content may be processed from the wider field of view camera in a location of at least one detected object. Typically, operators may attempt to frame content using content from the narrower field of view camera. As a result, operators may be unaware that desired content is captured using a second, wider field of view camera. Results from the processed wider field of view data may be proposed to operators for review and, if desired, retention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shuang Gao, Vasilios E. Anton, Robert A. Bailey, Emilie Kim, Vignesh Jagadeesh, Paul Schneider, Piotr Stanczyk, Arwen Bradley, Jason Klivington, Jacques Gasselin De Richebourg, Joe Triscari, Sébastien Beysserie, Yang Yang, Afshin Dehghan, Rudolph van der Merwe
  • Patent number: 11189041
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprising: an image obtaining unit configured to obtain images based on capturing by a plurality of image capturing apparatuses; a position obtaining unit configured to obtain information representing a predetermined position to which the plurality of image capturing apparatuses are directed; a region setting unit configured to set, based on the information obtained by the position obtaining unit, a region to estimate a three-dimensional shape of an object; and an estimation unit configured to estimate, in the region set by the region setting unit, the three-dimensional shape of the object based on the images obtained by the image obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasufumi Takama
  • Patent number: 11181933
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system operates with a flight management system and has controlled access UAV zones, each being UAV landing, loading, takeoff. A control and communication unit controls access to each UAV zone. A barrier around each zone controls entry into that zone. An opening in the barrier permits personnel to enter. A closure for the opening is locked by at least one remotely operable lock. A communications module is operable to control the lock for that zone to govern access to and entry into that zone by users. A flight management system is separate from the plurality of zones and in communication with the control and communication unit and with each communications module, and responsive to requests by users to allow access. At least some of the UAV zones are charging zones that include at least one charging cable for charging a battery of a UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Drone Delivery Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Paul Di Benedetto, Gregory Colacitti
  • Patent number: 11170520
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus captures an image, detects an object in the captured image, and transmits the image and metadata containing object information regarding the object detected from the image to an information processing apparatus. If a detection function is valid with respect to a first image to transmit and the detection function is invalid with respect to a second image to transmit after the first image, the image processing apparatus transmits invalidity information indicating that the object is not detected with respect to the second image to the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinjiro Takami
  • Patent number: 11172140
    Abstract: An image capture device, a control method and a machine readable storage medium are disclosed. The image capture device includes: a processor, an infrared lamp, and a white light lamp. The processor in the image capture device is used to control the infrared lamp and white light lamp. The processor obtains current acquisition parameters of the image capture device, compares the magnification in the current acquisition parameters with a preset first magnification threshold and a preset second magnification threshold to obtain a comparison result, and controls switching states of the infrared lamp and the white light lamp according to the comparison result, the brightness of the environment and the gain, wherein, the first magnification threshold is less than the second magnification threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guoping Zhang, Weimin Ma
  • Patent number: 11164361
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using computing devices to perform automated operations for analyzing video (or other image sequences) acquired in a defined area, as part of generating mapping information of the defined area for subsequent use (e.g., for controlling navigation of devices, for display on client devices in corresponding GUIs, etc.). The defined area may include an interior of a multi-room building, and the generated information may include a floor map of the building, such as from an analysis of some or all image frames of the video (e.g., 360° image frames from 360° video) using structure-from-motion techniques to identify objects with associated plane and normal orthogonal information, and then clustering detected planes and/or normals from multiple analyzed images to determine likely wall locations. The generating may be further performed without using acquired depth information about distances from the video capture locations to objects in the surrounding building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Zillow, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Moulon, Ivaylo Boyadzhiev
  • Patent number: 11162249
    Abstract: A method for activating a service associated with an object includes acquiring a position by a geolocation system of a device rigidly attached to the object; calculating an activation code from the acquired position; displaying the activation code; transmitting the activation code by an electronic mobile terminal including a wireless interface to a remote entity; receiving a response code by the electronic mobile terminal, the response code being generated by the remote entity; acquiring the response code by an input interface of the device; decoding the response code by the device; generating a command for unlocking a service associated with the object rigidly attached to said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CONSOMIX
    Inventors: Meyer Patrick Melul, Dann Melul
  • Patent number: 11158073
    Abstract: Embodiments allow live action images from an image capture device to be composited with computer generated images in real-time or near real-time. The two types of images (live action and computer generated) are composited accurately by using a depth map. In an embodiment, the depth map includes a “depth value” for each pixel in the live action image. In an embodiment, steps of one or more of feature extraction, matching, filtering or refinement can be implemented, at least in part, with an artificial intelligence (AI) computing approach using a deep neural network with training. A combination of computer-generated (“synthetic”) and live-action (“recorded”) training data is created and used to train the network so that it can improve the accuracy or usefulness of a depth map so that compositing can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: WETA DIGITAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Tobias B. Schmidt, Erik B. Edlund, Dejan Momcilovic, Josh Hardgrave
  • Patent number: 11156911
    Abstract: A pipeline inspection device including a housing, an antenna, an imaging device having one or more lenses, two diaphragms extending from the housing and distal to one another along the length of the housing, the two diaphragms sharing a longitudinal axis with the housing, a processor, a storage device in communication with the processor, and a memory in communication with the processor, storing a machine learning algorithm and instructions to be executed by the processor, wherein the antenna is configured to communicate with a remote transceiver, the remote transceiver being located on a pipeline through which the pipeline inspection device travels. Also disclosed herein are systems and methods for using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Fereydun Tabaian
  • Patent number: 11153507
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image extraction image data input unit, a frame image data extraction unit, and an angle of view adjustment unit. The image extraction image data input unit accepts, in parallel with photography to acquire moving image data, image extraction image data representing a still image and acquired by photographing an event. The frame image data extraction unit extracts frame image data from the moving image data using extraction information included in the image extraction image data. The angle of view adjustment unit adjusts an angle of view to an angle of view region in an image represented by the frame image data, based on angle of view setting information included in the image extraction image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Takanori Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 11140120
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus including a node with a processor, a communications interface, and a computer readable memory that has other and a space time modules that enable space time region based communication if space time region based criteria are met. There is disclosed a method with steps of: providing an interface; determining if a space time region based criteria is met; and enabling communication over the interface if the space time region based criteria is met. There is disclosed a user interface method having the steps of: providing a view that controls objects representing a spatio temporal information related to a space time based communication rendered on the interface; and displaying information on the user interface in relation to the space time region based communication if a space time region based criteria are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: INBUBBLES INC.
    Inventor: Francis Renaud
  • Patent number: 11138171
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for acquiring people flow information, and a method and apparatus for processing people flow information are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhigang Hu, Hui Gong, Shiliang Pu
  • Patent number: 11128785
    Abstract: The invention relates to a proximal monitoring device comprising a ring defining a volume in which a plurality of cameras is mounted. The cameras have fields that are angularly distributed around said ring and at least one of the cameras is associated with a device for scanning azimuthally in a plane normal to a central axis of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE
    Inventors: Arnaud Davenel, Bruno Toulon, Cédric Ollagnier, Sébastien Vial
  • Patent number: 11122201
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a frame; and at least one camera provided on the frame, wherein the at least one camera includes: a lens; a sensor coupled to the lens and configured to obtain an image; a base coupled to the sensor, configured to receive external power, and rotatable on the frame; and a guide connected to the base to be rotatable along with the base, and contacting the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Man Jin, Jong Kyung Lee, Eun Soo Choi
  • Patent number: 11120259
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a computer program for surveillance and area encroachment detection, including receiving satellite image data containing an image of a geospatial area, extracting features from the satellite image data of an object in the image, classifying the object in the image based on the extracted features, comparing the extracted features of the object to previously extracted features for the geospatial area, determining delta features between the extracted features of the object and the previously extracted features for the geospatial area, determining existence of an alarm event in the geospatial area based on the delta features, and transmitting an alarm event message to a communicating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ali H Hammad, Sekar Arunachalam
  • Patent number: 11112170
    Abstract: A door driving system and a refrigerator having the door driving system according to the present invention are provided with a motor, a power transmitting device for transmitting the power generated by the motor to the hinge, and an auxiliary device for receiving the power generated by the motor and generating an auxiliary force to move a door positioned in a closing position in an opening direction, so that the torque to be applied to the hinge of the door for opening and closing the door may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasukiyo Murata, Morio Yoshimoto