Camera Connected To Computer Patents (Class 348/207.1)
  • Patent number: 11950017
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for redundantly storing and authenticating event related video data from one or more cameras using a video recording manager device. Additional copies of event related video data are persisted across various storage devices including any combination of internal camera storage, remote storage, and one or more storage mediums associated with the video recording manager device. The stored video data is augmented with authentication metadata to preserve the authenticity such that the video data is suitable as evidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Digital Ally, Inc.
    Inventors: Peng Han, James W. Farnham, IV, Joshua L. Turner, Douglas C. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11947745
    Abstract: A handwriting data processing method is applied to a pen display having wireless communication function and a data processing device. The handwriting data processing method includes the steps of: the data processing device obtaining a handwriting data from the pen display in a wireless communication manner; the data processing device generating a compressed screen image and transmitting the data of the compressed screen image and the handwriting data, which is not compressed, to the pen display in the wireless communication manner; the pen display uncompressing the data of the compressed screen image and overlapping the uncompressed screen image and the handwriting data to form a complete screen image and displaying the complete screen image. By the handwriting processing method, the machine time of the processor of the pen display is effectively lowered, significantly reducing the delay phenomenon of the displayed handwriting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Chen, Chi-Hua Shih, Huang-Chu Liu, Jan-Yi Hsiao
  • Patent number: 11941763
    Abstract: A viewing system which presents augmented reality of a 3D model representing an appearance of a target, comprises: an obtainer which is able to obtain a captured image of the target; a creator which is able to create a 3D model of the target based on the captured image obtained by the obtainer; and a presenter which is able to present the 3D model of the target created by the creator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11935154
    Abstract: A method and system for transforming an input image via a plurality of image transformation stylizers includes receiving the input image; providing the input image, information about the plurality of image transformation stylizers and at least one of user data, history data, and contextual data to a trained machine-learning (ML) model for selecting a subset of the plurality of image transformation stylizers; receiving as an output from the ML model the subset of image transformation stylizers; executing the subset of the image transformation stylizers on the input image to generate a plurality of transformed output images; ranking the plurality of transformed output images based on at least one of the input image, the user data, the history data, and the contextual data; and providing the ranked plurality of transformed output images for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ji Li, Fatima Zohra Daha, Bei Liu, Huan Yang, Jianlong Fu
  • Patent number: 11917266
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for generating and selecting video clips for inclusion in video sequences based on still frame images. A method may include encoding first embeddings for a first video including first images of an item at a first scene, the first embeddings indicative of features of the first scene; encoding second embeddings for a second video including second images of the item at a second scene, the second embeddings indicative of features of the second scene; encoding third embeddings for the first video, the third embeddings indicative of features of a first type of camera shot used for the first images; encoding fourth embeddings for the second video, the fourth embeddings indicative of features of a second type of camera shot used for the second images; and generating, based on the first, second, third, and fourth embeddings, a video sequence for the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shilpa Pundi Ananth, Sai Sree Harsha, Pooja Ashok Kumar, Yashal Shakti Kanungo, Sumit Negi, Brittney C. Gannon, Lauren K. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11907281
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable media for displaying relevant data based on facial recognition. The method may include displaying a graphic user interface (GUI) on a display of a user device for a face recognition search process, and determining whether a facial recognition user input has been received. In response to determining the facial recognition user input has been received, a request message may be generated, the request message include an image, and the request message may be transmitted to a facial recognition service. A response may be received from the facial recognition service, and the GUI may be updated to display one or more information cards based on the received response, the one or more information cards being associated with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Andrew Hwang, Joseph Bergman, Alexander Tsai
  • Patent number: 11901791
    Abstract: A functional module is provided. The functional module is applied to an electronic device, and includes a housing, a functional member, and a motor assembly. Both the functional member and the motor assembly are disposed in the housing. The motor assembly includes a motor and an output shaft. The motor is configured to drive the output shaft to rotate. The output shaft protrudes from one side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Chia-Min Cheng, Chui-Hung Chen, Ching-Yuan Yang, Cheng-Han Chung
  • Patent number: 11893797
    Abstract: An information processing device of the present invention includes a detection means that detects the content of an image, a determination means that determines a processing mode for the image based on the result of detection of the content of the image, and an execution means that executes processing for a captured image corresponding to the processing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Muneaki Onozato, Satoshi Terasawa, Yuji Shinozaki, Hiroo Ikeda, Junko Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11895395
    Abstract: A remote assistance system includes a terminal device and a remote device, the terminal device including a first processor configured to: transmit information of multiple images obtained by capturing a subject from respectively different directions to the remote device; receive display information for displaying a guidance image that guides a user to a requested capture position, the guidance image being derived by the remote device using the image information; and display the guidance image indicated by the received display information, the remote device including a second processor configured to: receive the information of multiple images from the terminal device; display images indicated by the received information of multiple images; receive a selection of an image captured from the requested capture position from among the displayed images; derive the display information using the selected image; and transmit the derived display information to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Iida, Hirotake Sasaki, Takeshi Nagamine
  • Patent number: 11877052
    Abstract: A method for filming an event by an autonomous drone, the method may include acquiring, by the autonomous drone, a current set of images of the event; generating signatures of the current set of images to provide current signatures; searching for one or more relevant concept structures out of a group of concept structures; wherein each relevant concept structure comprises at least one signature that matches at least one of first signatures; wherein each concept structure is associated with filming parameters; and determining, at least in part, based on the filming parameters associated with at least one of the one or more relevant concept structures, next filming parameters to be applied during an acquisition of one or more next sets of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Cortica Ltd.
    Inventor: Karina Odinaev
  • Patent number: 11877070
    Abstract: An endoscopic camera system having an optical assembly; a first color image sensor transmitting a first low dynamic range image; a second color image sensor transmitting a second low dynamic range image; a monochrome image sensor transmitting a monochrome image; an HDR processor coupled to the first color image sensor and the second color image sensor for receiving the first low dynamic range image and the second low dynamic range image, the HDR processor being configured to combine the first low dynamic range image and the second dynamic range image into a high dynamic range image; and a combiner coupled to the HDR processor and the monochrome image sensor, the combiner being configured to combine the high dynamic range image with the monochrome image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Dominik Steiner, Efrain Morales Correa
  • Patent number: 11871133
    Abstract: An imaging system including: image sensor including pixels arranged on photo-sensitive surface; and processor configured to: obtain information indicative of gaze direction of user's eye; identify gaze position on photo-sensitive surface; determine first region and second region on photo-sensitive surface, wherein first region includes and surrounds gaze position, while second region surrounds first region; read out first pixel data from each pixel of first region; select set of pixels to be read out from second region based on predetermined sub-sampling pattern; read out second pixel data from pixels of selected set; generate, from second pixel data, pixel data of remaining pixels of second region; and process first pixel data, second pixel data, and generated pixel data to generate image frame(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Varjo Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Mikko Ollila
  • Patent number: 11861893
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a reading support system includes a processing device. The processing device includes an extractor and a type determiner. The extractor extracts a plurality of regions from a candidate region. The candidate region is a candidate of a region in which a meter is imaged. The regions respectively include a plurality of characters of the meter. The type determiner determines a type of the meter based on positions of the regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Chiayu Lin
  • Patent number: 11863864
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a photographer is guided so that all construction phots can be taken. A program according to one embodiment of the present disclosure causes a terminal to function as: an information acquiring part configured to acquire an item to be photographed and the order in which the item is to be photographed, the item indicating a photographing object and what stage of construction the photographing object is in; and a presenting part configured to present the item and the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Tomomi Kukita, Daisuke Satou
  • Patent number: 11847404
    Abstract: A service control system controls access to secured online testing services, such as accredited or standardized tests, examinations in educational courses, tutoring services, and continuing professional development courses or seminars. The secured services may be published by an educational publishing platform and made available to users through online configured browser applications executing on the users' devices. Based on access conditions associated with a secured testing service and the capturing and processing of one or more images, the service control system determines how users are authorized to access the services. When users have been authorized to access a service or a subset of the service, the service may be distributed through the browser applications executing on the users' devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 11842453
    Abstract: A subject feature detection unit (53) (detection unit) of a mobile terminal (80) (information processing device) detects a line-of-sight direction (E) (feature) of a subject (92) displayed simultaneously with a 3D model (90M) in a captured image (I). Then, the display control unit (54) (control unit) changes a line-of-sight direction (F) (display mode) of the 3D model (90M) so that the 3D model (90M) faces the camera (84) in accordance with the line-of-sight direction (E) of the subject (92) detected by the subject feature detection unit (53).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventor: Hisako Sugano
  • Patent number: 11837260
    Abstract: Technologies for cloud-based media search and editing include a video editor configured to build a media query and associate the media query with a dynamic content slot of a media program. When generating video output based on the media program, the video editor transmits the media query to a cloud analytics server and receives search results identifying one or more media clips produced by a number of mobile computing devices. The video editor may display a list of clips for selection by the user or may automatically include one of the clips in the output. The cloud analytics server transmits an acceptance policy defining criteria for acceptable media, based on the media query, to the mobile computing devices. The mobile computing devices configure capture settings according to the acceptance policy and may display a user interface to assist the user in capturing acceptable media. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Baron, Sherry Chang, Robert L. Vaughn, Kevin Jacobs, Jeffrey Caroli
  • Patent number: 11825189
    Abstract: Techniques for providing photography assistance include: determining a location of a mobile device; determining one or more object of interest (OOI) based on the location of the mobile device; obtaining a set of photographs associated with the one or more OOI; presenting the set of photographs associated with the OOI on a display of the mobile device; and in response to a selection of at least one photograph from the list of photographs, providing directional guidance via one or more user interface of the mobile device, wherein the directional guidance includes directions to reach a particular location associated with the selected at least one photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Venkata Mahesh Lanka, Santhosh Kumar Behara, Akash Kumar, Ghouse Pasha Mohammed, Ankita
  • Patent number: 11823450
    Abstract: To determine the head pose of a user, a head-mounted display system having an imaging device can obtain a current image of a real-world environment, with points corresponding to salient points which will be used to determine the head pose. The salient points are patch-based and include: a first salient point being projected onto the current image from a previous image, and with a second salient point included in the current image being extracted from the current image. Each salient point is subsequently matched with real-world points based on descriptor-based map information indicating locations of salient points in the real-world environment. The orientation of the imaging devices is determined based on the matching and based on the relative positions of the salient points in the view captured in the current image. The orientation may be used to extrapolate the head pose of the wearer of the head-mounted display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Martin Georg Zahnert, Joao Antonio Pereira Faro, Miguel Andres Granados Velasquez, Dominik Michael Kasper, Ashwin Swaminathan, Anush Mohan, Prateek Singhal
  • Patent number: 11812160
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, media, and instructions are described for fast video sensor adjustment. In one embodiment, a portable electronic device with image capturing capabilities automatically captures a first plurality of frames upon selection of an input button while sensors of the device are determining camera settings for the environment. The first plurality of frames are captured using different automatic bracketing settings. Once the camera settings are determined, a second plurality of images are captured using the determined camera settings. One or more of the first plurality of images are used along with the second plurality of images for a video file. The one or more images may be selected based on a match between certain of the automatic bracketing settings and the final camera settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Brook
  • Patent number: 11802701
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus includes: an outdoor unit including a compressor that compresses and discharges refrigerant to a refrigerant circuit; an indoor unit including a load-side heat exchanger that causes heat exchange to be performed between air in an air-conditioned space and a heat medium subjected to heat exchange with the refrigerant; a flow rate detection unit that detects a flow rate of the heat medium; and an alarm unit provided in the indoor unit. The alarm unit includes a determination unit and an abnormality alarm unit. The determination unit determines whether an abnormality occurs in the indoor unit or not based on the flow rate detected by the flow rate detection unit. The abnormality alarm unit outputs an alarm when the determination unit determines that the abnormality occurs in the indoor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Kimitaka Kadowaki
  • Patent number: 11797789
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a RFID terminal and a method of using the same. The RFID terminal includes: a directional antenna module configured to directionally receive a signal transmitted by an electronic tag on an item in a region to be read; a camera configured to collect an image of the region to be read; and a control unit configured to screen information of a target item according to the image of the region to be read captured by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Shian Shen, Dongsheng Wang, Wei Zhao, Chao He
  • Patent number: 11798130
    Abstract: A smartphone may be freely moved in three dimensions as it captures a stream of images of an object. Multiple image frames may be captured in different orientations and distances from the object and combined into a composite image representing an image of the object. The image frames may be formed into the composite image based on representing features of each image frame as a set of points in a three dimensional point cloud. Inconsistencies between the image frames may be adjusted when projecting respective points in the point cloud into the composite image. Quality of the image frames may be improved by processing the image frames to correct errors. Reflections and shadows may be detected and removed. Further, optical character recognition may be applied. As the scan progresses, a direction for capturing subsequent image frames is provided to a user as a real-time feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Ilic
  • Patent number: 11792379
    Abstract: A depth sculpturing system comprises an eyewear device that includes a frame, a temple connected to a lateral side of the frame, and a depth-capturing camera. The depth sculpturing system further includes a user input device. Execution of programming by a processor configures the depth sculpturing system to perform functions to track, via the user input device, motion of a two-dimensional input selection from an initial touch point to a final touch point. The depth sculpturing system determines a rotation matrix between an initial ray and a final ray that project to the initial touch point and the final touch point, correspondingly. The depth sculpturing system generates a depth sculptured image by applying the rotation matrix to vertices of an initial depth image. The depth sculpturing system presents, via an image display, the depth sculptured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Sagi Katz
  • Patent number: 11792510
    Abstract: A memory device can be configured to receive data, via a first port, from an image sensor coupled thereto. The memory device can be further configured to perform an image processing operation on the data. The image processing operation can be performed using logic circuitry of the memory device. The memory device can be configured to transmit operated-on data from the memory device to image signal processing (ISP) circuitry via a second port of the memory device. Pulling data directly from an image sensor, via a memory device, can reduce data transfers, reduce resource consumption, and offload workloads from ISP circuitry, a host device, and/or a host processing device, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Poorna Kale, Richard C. Murphy, Amit Gattani
  • Patent number: 11782507
    Abstract: An embodiment combines the concepts of image enhancement and voice-sound command and control to enhance the experience of viewing images by tracking where the viewer is indicating with his/her voice. The result is to make the viewing experience more like viewing the original scene, or to enhance the viewing experience in new ways beyond the original experience, either automatically, or by interacting with a photographer's previously specified intentions for what should happen when the viewer identifies, with his/her voice sounds, including, but not limited to, words, voice tone, voice inflection, voice pitch, or voice loudness, a particular portion of an image or images taken by that photographer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Haley
  • Patent number: 11775139
    Abstract: Implementations are related to providing image selection suggestions. In some implementations, a method includes receiving first user input indicative of selection of one or more first images in an image library and determining one or more first image characteristics of the one or more first images. The method further includes identifying one or more second images in the image library. Each image of the one or more second images is associated with at least one second image characteristic that matches at least one of the one or more first image characteristics. The method further includes causing a user interface to be displayed. The user interface includes the one or more second images and enables selection of the one or more second images by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Julia Winn, Timothy Novikoff, Juan Carlos Anorga
  • Patent number: 11778107
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments for operating a retail photo kiosk and establishing a dedicated access for a remote mobile device to the photo kiosk. Certain embodiments of the photo kiosk incorporate anchored connector cables to connect remote mobile devices to the photo kiosk. According to one embodiment, the photo kiosk detects when a remote mobile device is connected to the kiosk via an anchored connector cable. Upon receiving user information, the photo kiosk generates and sends an access message comprising to the connected mobile device. Following the access message, the user may establish dedicated access to the photo kiosk through the mobile device, which allows the user to utilize and leverage photo processing features of the kiosk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventor: Michael Morba
  • Patent number: 11763477
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods that determines a distance between a portion (e.g., top) of a person's head and the floor below as an estimate of the person's height. For example, an example process may include determining a first position on a head of a person in a three-dimensional (3D) coordinate system, the first position determined based on detecting a feature on the head based on a two-dimensional (2D) image of the person in a physical environment, determining a second position on a floor below the first position in the 3D coordinate system, and estimating a height based on determining a distance between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Da Veiga, George J. Hito, Timothy R. Pease
  • Patent number: 11763420
    Abstract: A virtual shockwave creation system comprises an eyewear device that includes a frame, a temple connected to a lateral side of the frame, and a depth-capturing camera. Execution of programming by a processor configures the virtual shockwave creation system to generate, for each of multiple initial depth images, a respective shockwave image by applying a transformation function to the initial three-dimensional coordinates. The virtual shockwave creation system creates a warped shockwave video including a sequence of the generated warped shockwave images. The virtual shockwave creation system presents, via an image display, the warped shockwave video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Sagi Katz, Eyal Zak
  • Patent number: 11755710
    Abstract: A measurement unit (110) performs a measurement process for measuring a biological signal (21) from a target person (20). The biological signal (21) contains a plurality of components and can be measured in a manner to be unnoticeable by the target person (20). A component extraction unit (120) extracts an authentication component, which is to be used for authentication, from the plurality of components. A feature amount extraction unit (130) extracts a current feature amount indicating a present feature amount of the authentication component, from the authentication component. A registration unit (140) registers an identifier, which is used for identifying the target person (20), and a template feature amount, which is a feature amount extracted from the target person (20) in the past, in a storage unit (160), as template information (161). A comparison unit (150) compares the current feature amount to the template feature amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Shun Hinatsu, Daisuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11743361
    Abstract: Provided is a system that includes circuitry that transmits first image data to a second communication terminal in response to a first request for image transmission from a first communication terminal; transmits second image data to the first communication terminal in response to a second request for image transmission from the second communication terminal; and transmits, in a case that the first request for image transmission and the second request for image transmission are a predetermined combination, third image data corresponding to the predetermined combination to the first communication terminal and the second communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11736789
    Abstract: An information handling system peripheral camera ensures privacy with a cover that minimizes distance of a camera module to a front opening of the camera housing. For instance, opposing cover members rotate about geared ends that engage to translate rotation between the members, where the members meet over a camera opening to block capture of visual images and move to opposing sides to expose the camera module. In an alternative embodiment, a rotating shutter arrangement selectively covers the camera for security and also covers a microphone to provide security against unauthorized audible access through the camera. Selective covering and exposing of a camera module, infrared camera, microphone and user presence detection sensor support adaptive security at a camera based upon end user context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Peng Lip Goh, Suet Chan Law, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 11729122
    Abstract: A content suggestion system for suggesting one or more content items to a client application on a client device may include a content suggestion service and a collaborative content management and communication system communicably coupled to the content suggestion service and comprising a store of content items. The content suggestion service may be configured to, during a real-time chat session between a first user and a second user, receive one or more communication events exchanged between the first user and the second user, determine, using the received one or more communication events, a subject of the real-time chat session, and cause an identifier of a candidate suggested content item to be displayed to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventors: Noam Bar-on, Bharath Booshan Lakshmi Narayanan
  • Patent number: 11716528
    Abstract: The invention relates to a long-range optical device comprising at least one sight channel and an image capturing channel with a camera module, wherein the sight channel and the image capturing channel are coupled to one another by means of an adjusting mechanism such that a first image detail observed in the sight channel essentially corresponds to a second image detail captured by the camera module; an interface module for establishing a connection with an electronic terminal; a processing unit; a memory unit, and a support unit, in which support unit the sight channel is arranged, wherein a heat dissipation device is formed between the support unit and the processing unit and/or between the support unit and a housing of the sight channel and/or on the camera module. The invention moreover relates to an observation and image capturing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Salzburger, Christoph Heinrich, Christoph Frech, Daniel Nindl, Helmut Wiedermann, Gerd Schreiter
  • Patent number: 11711471
    Abstract: Implementation of an application rule for an application to be accessed by a User Equipment, UE, in a user session in a Service Based Architecture, SBA, domain in a core network of a telecommunications system is disclosed. The SBA, among others, comprises a Policy Control Function, PCF (6), an Application Function, AF (5), and a Session Management Function, SMF (9). The method comprising the steps of receiving, by the PCF (6), an application rule comprising an AF Identifier, AF-ID, identifying the application rule, an Application Identifier, App-ID, identifying the application, and at least one service requirement for processing the application in the SBA domain. The PCF (6) instructing the SMF (9) to execute the at least one service requirement to all present and future user sessions pertaining to the respective application. Complementary methods of supporting the execution of the application rule and devices are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Muñoz De La Torre Alonso, Ruth Pallares Del Egido, Miguel Angel Puente Pestaña, Carlos Jimenez Cordon
  • Patent number: 11706389
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a data transmission method, a camera and an electronic device. The method includes: acquiring to-be-sent target data; and sending the target data, as data carried in an effective image area of a first image frame, by using a data sending manner for the effective image area, through a same transmission channel as used in transmitting image data; wherein, the target data is different from the image data and coaxial data, the coaxial data is notification information for an interaction between a data receiving end and a data sending end, and the first image frame has a different type from a second image frame carrying the image data without carrying the target data. Applying the solutions provided by the embodiments of the present application, the transmission of the target data can be realized without additional wiring, thereby reducing the device cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiang Ma, Xinyu Gu
  • Patent number: 11700071
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, devices, systems, and storage mediums for live broadcast detection and data processing. In one exemplary embodiments, a user terminal device cooperates with a server and a camera device in a live broadcast system. The terminal device turns towards the camera device and outputs detection content within a detection time. It can be determined whether live broadcast content uploaded/captured by the camera device includes the detection content captured by the camera device within the detection time. If the detection content is found in the live broadcast content, it can be determined that unauthorized live broadcasting exists. Accordingly, corresponding measures can be taken to stop the unauthorized live broadcasting in a timely manner, which helps improve the security of user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Kang Wang
  • Patent number: 11689802
    Abstract: An accessory apparatus is connectable to an imaging apparatus along with an interchangeable lens apparatus. The accessory apparatus includes an accessory communication unit configured to provide a communication channel to and from the imaging apparatus, an operation member allowing an operation by a user, and an accessory control unit configured to communicate with the imaging apparatus via the accessory communication unit. The accessory control unit notifies the imaging apparatus of a communication request according to detection of the operation of the operation member, and repeats transmitting operation state information indicating an operation state of the operation member to the imaging apparatus from when the communication request is notified to when an end of the operation is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Atsushi Sugita
  • Patent number: 11683441
    Abstract: An image capture device may be physically connected to a computing device using a data cable. The image capture device may masquerade as an ethernet card to the computing device over the physical connection. The image capture device may communicate with the computing device over the physical connection using a wireless communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Daryl Stimm
  • Patent number: 11676347
    Abstract: A method for virtual try-on of user-wearable items is provided. The method includes capturing, in a client device, a first image of a user, the first image including a reference token for a user-wearable item and displaying, in the client device, images of multiple user-wearable items for the user, receiving an input from the user, the input indicative of a selected user-wearable item from the user-wearable items on display. The method also includes segmenting the first image to separate the reference token from a background comprising a portion of a physiognomy of the user, replacing a segment of the reference token in the first image with an image of the selected user-wearable item in a second image of the user, and displaying, in the client device, the second image of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Warby Parker Inc.
    Inventors: David Goldberg, Andrew Garrison, Adam Greenberg, Paul Johnson, Paul Mackey
  • Patent number: 11659139
    Abstract: A system includes sensors and a tracking subsystem. The subsystem receives frames of top-view images generated by the sensors. The subsystem tracks a first and second object, based on received frames. The subsystem detects that the first object is within a threshold distance of the second object. In response, the subsystem determines a probability that the first object switched identifiers with the second object and updates candidate lists accordingly for the first and second objects. The updated first candidate list includes a probability that the first object is associated with a first identifier and a probability that the first object is associated with a second identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: 7-ELEVEN, INC.
    Inventors: Shahmeer Ali Mirza, Sailesh Bharathwaaj Krishnamurthy, Trong Nghia Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11633670
    Abstract: An example of an information processing system sets an image capturing direction of a virtual camera in accordance with an image capturing direction of a camera, and if the image capturing direction of the camera is within a predetermined range, moves a virtual door in a virtual space in accordance with the image capturing direction of the virtual camera. If the image capturing direction of the camera is directed more upward than a first threshold, the information processing system does not move the virtual door further in the up direction. If the image capturing direction of the camera is directed more downward than a second threshold, the information processing system does not move the virtual door further in the down direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Horita, Kazuyoshi Sensui, Masahiro Nitta, Yasuharu Ohta, Junki Uosawa
  • Patent number: 11630311
    Abstract: Improved wearable optics is disclosed. The wearable optics comprises a frame member and a lens. The wearable optics also includes circuitry within the frame member for enhancing the use of the wearable optics. A system and method in accordance with the present invention is directed to a variety of ways to enhance the use of eye-glasses. They are: (1) media focals, that is, utilizing the wearable optics for its intended purpose and enhancing that use by using imaging techniques to improve the vision of the user; (2) telecommunications enhancements that allow the eyeglasses to be integrated with telecommunication devices such as cell phones or the like; and (3) entertainment enhancements that allow the wearable optics to be integrated with devices such as MP3 players, radios, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Percept Technologies
    Inventor: Scott W. Lewis
  • Patent number: 11622078
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for image formation, a capturing apparatus and an electronic device. The method includes: determining at least two groups of image capture parameters of a to-be-captured image from a prestored parameter library based on classification information on the to-be-captured image; forming at least two preview images by using the at least two groups of image capture parameters; and displaying the at least two preview images on a screen. Hence, a user may be made to quickly obtain accurate and personalized image capture parameters, and acquisition or determination of the image capture parameters is made more convenient and intelligent, thereby better improving the users experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Guangyu Wang, Xiaobo Wang
  • Patent number: 11620762
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the measurement of objects. Using unique processes, the present systems and methods can determine the size of an object using a computing device. For example, in certain embodiments, the present systems and methods receive a physical object such as a foot determine the size of the foot in millimeters, and convert the size of the foot in millimeters into a shoe size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Radius Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John David Shea, Thomas Maurice Dantin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11622234
    Abstract: A method of passive asset tracking using observations of Wi-Fi access points includes associating unique identifying information of a Wi-Fi access point with a moveable asset in an asset tracking database, where the Wi-Fi access point is disposed on, attached to, or integrated, receiving observation data from a Wi-Fi AP Database including the unique identifying information of the Wi-Fi access point and location information of the Wi-Fi access point, determining a location of the moveable asset based, at least in part, on the observation data of the Wi-Fi access point, and storing the location of the moveable asset in the asset tracking database. There is no communication between the asset tracking database and one or more wireless devices that report an encounter with the Wi-Fi access point, comprising observation data, to the Wi-Fi AP Database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: TROVERLO, INC.
    Inventor: Cody William Catalena
  • Patent number: 11611568
    Abstract: A system and methods comprise a gateway that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises. A touchscreen at the premises is coupled to the gateway and presents user interfaces. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera is located at the premises and coupled to the gateway via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the gateway. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the gateway and the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Decenzo, Marc Baum, Paul Dawes, Frank Chu
  • Patent number: 11611736
    Abstract: A multi-aperture imaging device is provided that includes an image sensor and an array of adjacently arranged optical channels. Each optical channel includes an optic for imaging at least one partial field of view of a total field of view onto an image sensor area of the image sensor. The device has a beam-deflector for deflecting an optical path of the optical channels and the beam-deflector includes a first beam-deflecting area operative for a first wavelength range of electromagnetic radiation passing through the optical channel; and a includes second beam-deflecting area operative for a second wavelength range of the electromagnetic radiation passing through the optical channels. The second wavelength range is different from the first wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Jacques Duparré
  • Patent number: 11606527
    Abstract: There is provided is a transmitter including an image processor that sets region information corresponding to a region set for an image for each row in the image and that transmits the set region information and region data corresponding to the region for each row, in which the image processor sets the region by analyzing the image or on a basis of externally acquired region-designating information, and the region information includes information indicating a position of a row and information indicating a position of a column of the region included in the row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takahashi, Tatsuya Sugioka, Naoki Yoshimochi, Yoshiaki Inada, Masatsugu Kobayashi, Koji Yoda, Takahiro Iinuma