Camera Connected To Computer Patents (Class 348/207.1)
  • Patent number: 11412382
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed for selectively activating access by an application to a camera. In an embodiment, a physical object provider receives a request, from an application installed on a mobile device of a user, for a physical object to be delivered to an address corresponding to the user, wherein access by the application to a camera of the mobile device is de-activated. Responsive to receiving the request, the physical object is caused to be delivered to the address. The physical object provider receives a notification that the physical object has been delivered to the address, and transmits an instruction to the application to activate access by the application to the camera. The physical object provider receives, from the application, an image captured by the camera, and publishes the image to an additional user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Humans, Inc
    Inventor: Nooruldeen A Arif Alaarif
  • Patent number: 11405551
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus, for capturing a subject image and recording image data on a recording medium, includes: a recording medium connector configured to attach the recording medium detachably; a communication host connected to the recording medium connector via a first communication bus, configured to access the recording medium via the first communication bus to write data to the recording medium or read data from the recording medium; and a processor configured to control power supply, wherein in a case where a period in which the communication host does not access the recording medium is equal to or longer than a predetermined period, the processor stops power supply to the recording medium and the recording medium connector, and stops power supply to the communication host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Abe, Yuichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11397312
    Abstract: An object transfer function for a sample object is determined on the basis of a reference measurement. Subsequently, an optimization is carried out in order to find an optimized illumination geometry on the basis of the object transfer function and an optical transfer function for an optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Cad Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Benedict Diederich, Rolf Wartmann, Harald Schadwinkel, Lars Stoppe
  • Patent number: 11394871
    Abstract: A photo taking control method and system based on a mobile terminal, and a storage medium. The method comprises: a photo sharing platform pre-stores photos and photos taking positions, and arranges the photos at the same position in descending order according to degrees of attention; a mobile terminal obtains position information of the current position of a user in real time and sends the position information to the photo sharing platform; when retrieving the stored photos at the same position according to the position information, the photo sharing platform sends ahead photos to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HuiZhou TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lian Yu
  • Patent number: 11385524
    Abstract: A technique reduces images unintended by the user captured with an electronic device by, for example, unauthorized access or an accidental operation performed by the user. An electronic device includes a camera module including a camera drive that activates or deactivates a camera function, a blade that opens or closes a lens aperture in the camera module, a blade drive that drives an actuator to open or close the blade, a controller that controls the camera drive and the blade drive, and a switch that transmits, to the controller, an opening signal or a closing signal for forcibly driving the blade drive independently of the camera drive. The controller activates the camera function in the camera drive in response to the opening signal transmitted from the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC COPAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ushio, Kenzo Imai, Nobuaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11381794
    Abstract: A method for triggering projection fusion calibration and a projection system is provided, including the following. First and second display contents are projected respectively onto a projection surface by a first projection device and a second projection device and fused into a complete display content including an overlapping area and a first non-overlapping area corresponding to a part of the first display content. A first image on the projection surface is captured, a first sharpness value corresponding to the first non-overlapping area and a specific sharpness value corresponding to the overlapping area based on the first image are obtained, and a first sharpness value difference between the first sharpness value and the specific sharpness value is obtained. In response to determining the first sharpness value difference being greater than a first threshold a fusion calibration operation is triggered, or a fusion calibration prompt is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Hsun-Cheng Tu, Chien-Chun Peng, Chi-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 11375085
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for capturing digital images. In use, an ambient image comprising a plurality of ambient pixels and a flash image comprising a plurality of flash pixels is captured, via a camera module. Next, at least one de-noised pixel based on the ambient image is generated. Additionally, a resulting image is generated by combining the at least one de-noised pixel and a corresponding flash pixel. Additional systems, methods, and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DUELIGHT LLC
    Inventors: William Guie Rivard, Adam Barry Feder, Brian J. Kindle
  • Patent number: 11367270
    Abstract: A method of identifying an object within an environment is described for capturing visual data associated with the environment and comparing data defining a candidate object in the environment with an object data store storing object templates providing data pertaining to one or more objects; responsive to matching the data defining the candidate object in the environment and an object template, identifying the candidate object; and responsive to failing to match data representing the candidate object in the environment with an object template, identifying one or more object identifiers disposed in the environment to define identifier search data, and using the identifier search data to interrogate a further object data store to identify the candidate object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Arm IP Limited
    Inventors: Amyas Edward Wykes Phillips, Hugo John Martin Vincent
  • Patent number: 11360506
    Abstract: In some examples, an electronic device includes an outer housing an outer housing including a recess to receive a peripheral module. In addition, the electronic device includes a mounting assembly to move the peripheral module into and out of the recess of the outer housing. The mounting assembly is moveably coupled to the outer housing. The mounting assembly includes a latch mechanism to removably attach the mounting assembly to the peripheral module. The mounting assembly includes a first electrical connector to removably connect to a second electrical connector of the peripheral module. The latch mechanism includes an arm and a lip to move into and out of engagement with a shoulder of the peripheral module. The lip is disposed along the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Chih Chien Chen, Ming-Shan Tsai
  • Patent number: 11361421
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for receiving a plurality of images corresponding to a listing in an online marketplace, generating a scene type for each image of the plurality of images, and grouping each image into a scene type group of a set of predefined scene types. Each group of images are input into a respective machine learning model specific to the scene type of the group of images to generate a visual score for each image in each group of images, and an attractiveness score is generated for the listing in the online marketplace based on the visual scores for each image in each group of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventor: Bilguun Ulammandakh
  • Patent number: 11347449
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for handling one or more requests received in a remote working environment. The method includes receiving at least one request: including a print request and a request to turn-off a multi-function device, the request is received from a computing device of a user. Based on the request, it is checked whether the computing device is remotely located by obtaining a location of the computing device using a pre-defined method in real-time such as GPS. Then, the obtained location of the computing device is compared with a location of the multi-function device. Based on the comparison, a corresponding message or an alert is presented to the user via a user interface, for an appropriate action. The user may submit the document as a secure print job. The user may check other non-remote users and may not turn-off the multi-function device when working remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Shanmukha Teja Badana, Pedireddy Devi, Harish Tirumalasetty
  • Patent number: 11350037
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a connector configured to connect an expansion unit for expanding a function of the information processing apparatus, a detector configured to detect a connection position of the connected expansion unit with respect to the information processing apparatus, a display configured to display a graphical user interface (GUI) for performing a setting related to a function expanded by the connected expansion unit, and a controller configured to control display contents of the GUI to be displayed on the display based on the connection position of the connected expansion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11336882
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a biometric authentication system. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, at one or more processing devices, data corresponding to a first set of pixels of an image sensor. The first set of pixels are exposed under illumination by a first source. Data corresponding to a second set of pixels of the image sensor is received, at the one or more processing devices. The second set of pixels are exposed under illumination by a second source that is spatially separated from the first source. A three-dimensional image is generated using the data corresponding to the first set of pixels as a first image of a pair of photometric stereo images, and the data corresponding to the second set of pixels as a second image of the pair of photometric stereo images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zikomo Fields, Srikanth Parupati
  • Patent number: 11330316
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system for providing streaming services, comprising: a plurality of capture devices, each for capturing data and providing a captured data stream; and a server, for receiving the plurality of captured data streams; wherein each capture device is configured to generate metadata for the captured data, and transmit said metadata to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: PIKSEL, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Shaw, Peter Heiland, Ralf Tilmann, Hans-Jurgen Maas, Sean Everett, Mark Christie, Kristan Bullett, Miles Weaver, Fabrice Hamaide
  • Patent number: 11328490
    Abstract: A server apparatus obtains positional information of a first terminal device and photographed image data on an image photographed by using the first terminal device. The server apparatus specifies a target object included in the photographed image data. The server apparatus obtains drawing information indicating content of a drawing process against the target object via the first terminal device. The server apparatus outputs superimposed information to the first terminal device or a second terminal device before a first user of the first terminal device or a second user of the second terminal device photographs the target object to which the content of the drawing process is attached. The superimposed information is used to cause the first terminal device or the second terminal device to superimpose the drawing information onto the target object included in the photographed image data and display the superimposed target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventor: Remi Driancourt
  • Patent number: 11307891
    Abstract: A method of processing data in a virtual reality (VR) application is provided. The VR application is restored to an initial running state in response to receiving a playback start instruction. Manipulation data that are transmitted to a runtime library to be pre-captured and stored are obtained, the manipulation data having a time sequence and being used to control running of the VR application. The manipulation data are imported into the runtime library based on the time sequence. The imported manipulation data are transferred to the VR application in the initial running state by using the runtime library and performing playback processing based on the transferred manipulation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LTD
    Inventors: Yang Zhou, Long fang Lin
  • Patent number: 11295063
    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: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 11297226
    Abstract: An example photographic feedback method, comprising, inputting a query image, a camera setting, a location, a temporal indicia and an environmental condition, detecting an object within the query image, projecting the location of the object, classifying the environmental condition at the location of the object, querying features of the query image of the object at the environmental condition of the projected location of the object, determining a closest image to the query image for the object at the environmental condition of the projected location of the object having a highly rated value via a cloud database and sending an updated location and at least one updated camera setting for an updated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BLACK SESAME TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Evelyn Yi Lyn Chee, Yubo Duan, Jin Xu, Jizhang Shan
  • Patent number: 11297242
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes imaging units that image a subject, a title generation executing unit that generates title images each including a display title for classifying a plurality of captured images acquired by the imaging unit and inserts the title image into the captured images, a storage unit that stores the captured images and the title images, a display unit that displays the captured images and the title images stored in the storage unit in the form of a list, and an image search executing unit that searches for a desired captured image from the plurality of captured images and the title images displayed on the display unit in the form of the list. The title generation executing unit hierarchically generates the title images in accordance with a priority set in each type of display title for classifying the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Shimizu, Akira Ishiyama
  • Patent number: 11297300
    Abstract: A structured-light pattern for a structured-light system includes a base light pattern having a row of a plurality of sub-patterns extending in a first direction. Each sub-pattern is adjacent to at least one other sub-pattern. Each sub-pattern is different from each other sub-pattern. Each sub-pattern includes n dots in a sub-row and n dots in a sub-column in which n is an integer. Each dot is substantially a same size. Each sub-row extends in the first direction, and each sub-column extends in a second direction that is substantially orthogonal to the first direction. The dots that are aligned in a sub-column are offset in the second direction from the dots of the base light pattern that are aligned in an adjacent sub-column. In one embodiment, a size of each sub-pattern in the second direction is larger than a size of each sub-pattern in the first direction by a stretching factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Lilong Shi
  • Patent number: 11279321
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus of the present disclosure includes an imaging unit having a plurality of operation modes including a first operation mode configured to reduce power consumption and a second operation mode that generates a captured image, and an operation mode setting section that selects one of the plurality of operation modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoharu Mukasa, Akitoshi Isshiki
  • Patent number: 11283947
    Abstract: A print apparatus registers information of the print apparatus in a server via an external access point based on an instruction provided via an operation screen of the print apparatus, obtains print data when an audio control device receives a print instruction by audio so that the server generates the print data, and executes a print process based on the obtained print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao Maeda, Ryohei Saito
  • Patent number: 11276235
    Abstract: A method and a system for projecting a pattern onto a real surface, comprising: an image acquisition module; a video projector; a processor; and a memory comprising instructions that can be executed by the processor in order to: acquire an image on which a real surface is at least partially visible by means of said image acquisition module; determine a geometric transformation to be applied to said pattern such that once the pattern is projected by a video projector, it appears in a predefined location on the real surface, the determination of the geometric transformation taking into account the position of the video projector and the position of said real surface obtained by means of said acquired image; apply the geometric transformation to said pattern; and project the pattern by means of the video projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SOCIETE BIC
    Inventors: Loïc Folgoas, Etienne Roudaut
  • Patent number: 11265453
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises a communication unit configured to communicate with an external apparatus via a communication path, the communication path being selected from a first communication path and a second communication path, the first communication path being different from the second communication path. The apparatus also comprises an operation unit and a control unit. The control unit is configured to change an apparatus mode and to change a mode of communication performed by the communication unit, depending on a state of the operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Seigo Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11262192
    Abstract: A structured-light pattern for a structured-light system includes a base light pattern that includes a row of a plurality of sub-patterns extending in a first direction. Each sub-pattern is adjacent to at least one other sub-pattern, and each sub-pattern is different from each other sub-pattern. Each sub-pattern includes a first number of portions in a sub-row and a second number of portions in a sub-column. Each sub-row extends in the first direction and each sub-column extends in a second direction that is substantially orthogonal to the first direction. Each portion may be a first-type portion or a second-type portion. A size of a first-type portion is larger in the first direction and in the second direction than a size of a second-type portion in the first direction and in the second direction. In one embodiment, a first-type portion is a black portion and the second-type portion is a white portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Lilong Shi, Yibing Michelle Wang
  • Patent number: 11258950
    Abstract: Apparatus for recording a scene using a plurality of lighting setups in rapid sequence to concurrently record a plurality of motion picture clips of the scene, one motion picture clip for each lighting setup, the plurality of clips together exhibiting negligible motion offset. The apparatus includes a plurality of light sources, a controller to define the plurality of lighting setups using the plurality of light sources and to actuate the lighting setups in sequence, a camera to capture a sequence of micro frames showing the scene illuminated by each one of the plurality of lighting setups in sequence during each micro frame, and optionally a processing module to process the sequence of micro frames to generate a motion picture clip of the scene for each of the lighting setups. The duration of the micro frame sequence is short enough to minimize the need for an algorithm for removing motion artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Satellite Lab, LLC
    Inventors: Carlo Van de Roer, Stuart Rutherford
  • Patent number: 11249184
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes separating a heterogeneous radio-frequency (RF) signal, received at multiple antennas, into multiple homogenous signals. The multiple antennas have a known positional arrangement. The method further includes estimating a location relative to the known positional arrangement of the antennas of an object producing the RF signal based on phase and amplitude of each homogeneous signal as received at each of the plurality of antennas. The location can further be estimated over multiple time steps, such that velocity and acceleration can be accelerated from the estimated locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Tingley, Christopher Bessette, Troy B. Jones
  • Patent number: 11243172
    Abstract: The disclosed devices can ascertain attributes of sample materials. For example, a portable device can include a chamber that forms a reference environment for a camera device to capture an image of a sample material in an interior of the chamber. The portable device can include an opening to the interior of the chamber and a stage configured to position the sample material on a surface area and at a distance from the camera device. As such, the camera device can capture the image of the sample material at a resolution that enables ascertaining an attribute of the sample material based on a detectable physical characteristic of the sample material. The detectable physical characteristic of the sample material includes a color, size, shape, or texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BriteScan, LLC
    Inventors: Danica T. H. Reynaud, Daniel D. Reynaud
  • Patent number: 11244081
    Abstract: A method and electronic device are disclosed herein. The electronic device includes at least one connector, at least one switch electrically connected to the at least one connector, a sensor, a memory, and a processor electrically connected to the at least one connector, the at least one switch, the sensor, and the memory. The processor implements the method, including detecting insertion of an external device into the at least one connector based on an electrical signal input through the at least one connector, receiving biometric information using the sensor after detecting the insertion of the external device, and controlling a switch electrically connected to the connector to be connected to the connector into which the external device is inserted when the received biometric information matches biometric information stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Heedong Gang, Jinhui Park
  • Patent number: 11246038
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus is provided. Upon receiving a request for encrypted communication from an external apparatus that received an advertising signal in a state where the image capturing apparatus is not paired with the external apparatus and accepting a predetermined operation made on a release switch, the request is allowed. Upon receiving a request for encrypted communication from the external apparatus that received the advertising signal in a state where the image capturing apparatus is paired with the external apparatus, the request is allowed without accepting the predetermined operation made on the release switch. In response to an operation different from the predetermined operation being received in a state where the dial is in a state corresponding to the communication mode and the image capturing apparatus is paired with the external apparatus, the pairing is canceled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Eiko Hirose, Kenta Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11240410
    Abstract: A video recording system improves the control and monitoring of body worn cameras, such as those worn by police. The system may communicate through a private radio network. Operation of cameras and other controlled devices are configured by a system controller. Events of interest may be recorded, may initiate or restrict system functions, and may be collected for evaluating system efficacy and policy compliance. Body worn cameras of the system begin recording video upon being disconnected from a camera dock. A mobile device may be associated with the camera and have a recording management application. The controller may synchronize settings for the camera with the recording management application, and the mobile device has no administrative control over the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ALVES TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Ramona E. Alves
  • Patent number: 11240357
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, which includes: a body; a camera module, rotatably disposed on the body; a motor, connected to the camera module, and configured to drive the camera module to rotate between a front camera position and a rear camera position relative to the body; a first direction sensor, disposed on the body and configured to provide a first sensing signal; a second direction sensor, disposed on the camera module and configured to provide a second sensing signal; and a processor, electrically connected to the motor, the first direction sensor, and the second direction sensor, and the processor is configured to control the motor based on the first sensing signal and the second sensing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: I-Hsi Wu, Jen-Pang Hsu, Kai-Yu Shu, Yi-Yuan Lin
  • Patent number: 11232411
    Abstract: Disclosed is an integrated healthcare system. The integrated healthcare system including a server configured to receive and validate identification data, receive and verify coverage information associated with the identification data, and transmit, to a client, the validated identification data and the verified coverage information. The integrated healthcare system also including a client configured to receive, at a user interface, and transmit, to the server, the identification data. The client being further configured to receive, from the server, the validation of the identification data and display, on the user interface, one or more available benefits based on the validated identification data and the verified coverage information. The client being further configured to receive, at the user interface, an input command indicating selection of at least one of the one or more available benefits and initiate, a communication session based on the input command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: INNOVATION SPECIALISTS LLC
    Inventor: Clinton Glen Phillips
  • Patent number: 11232308
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a two-stage online detection of action start system including a classification module and a localization module. The classification module generates a set of action scores corresponding to a first video frame from the video, based on the first video frame and video frames before the first video frames in the video. Each action score indicating a respective probability that the first video frame contains a respective action class. The localization module is coupled to the classification module for receiving the set of action scores from the classification module and generating an action-agnostic start probability that the first video frame contains an action start.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Mingfei Gao, Richard Socher, Caiming Xiong
  • Patent number: 11233945
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an imaging apparatus that can comfortably be focused while an influence on a wide angle image is minimized. The imaging apparatus includes: a display unit for displaying an image being photographed; an enlarged image display function for displaying an image obtained by enlarging a part of an area being photographed in the display unit; an edge component detection function for detecting an edge component amount of an enlarged image area; and a focal point position detection function for detecting movement of a focal point operated by a photographer. Duration time of the enlarged image display displayed by the enlarged image display function is changed in conjunction with the edge component detected by the edge component detection function and the movement of the focal point detected by the focal point position detection function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Takuhiro Shibuya, Shiro Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11226197
    Abstract: A structured-light pattern for a structured-light system includes a base light pattern that includes a row of a plurality of sub-patterns extending in a first direction. Each sub-pattern is adjacent to at least one other sub-pattern, and each sub-pattern is different from each other sub-pattern. Each sub-pattern includes a first number of portions in a sub-row and a second number of portions in a sub-column. Each sub-row extends in the first direction and each sub-column extends in a second direction that is substantially orthogonal to the first direction. Each portion may be a first-type portion or a second-type portion. A size of a first-type portion is larger in the first direction and in the second direction than a size of a second-type portion in the first direction and in the second direction. In one embodiment, a first-type portion is a black portion and the second-type portion is a white portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Lilong Shi, Yibing Michelle Wang
  • Patent number: 11222230
    Abstract: A user captures images on a user computing device. The user signs in to an application, which transmits the user's images to an account management system, which recognizes objects within the images and assigns one or more object categories to the images and recognizes multiple images comprising objects in a common object category. After receiving user consent, the application groups the images on the user computing device according to object category. The user computing device captures an image of another object. The application transmits the image to the account management system, which detects objects within the image, identifies the object category, and saves the image to the corresponding object category group on the user computing device. After receiving user consent, the account management system finds information for each image in the object category group of images and transmits the information to the user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Maryam Tohidi
  • Patent number: 11223813
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for generating metadata for a three dimensional (3D) image. The method includes generating metadata for an image rendered to be shaped as a sphere and transmitting the generated metadata, wherein the metadata includes information representing a region of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Eric Yip
  • Patent number: 11206345
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to generate a live view image; a communication unit; and a control unit, wherein the control unit receives a first request for continuously acquiring the live view images from an external device, via the communication unit, in a case where the imaging unit can generate a live view image, the control unit sends, as a response to the first request, the live view image generated by the imaging unit to the external device via the communication unit, and in a case where the imaging unit cannot generate a live view image, the control unit sends, as a response to the first request, an image for notifying that the imaging unit cannot generate a live view image to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiko Ishizu
  • Patent number: 11197156
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment includes a communicator, a storage, a display, and a processor configured to: based on a connection request signal being received from a user terminal device through the communicator, control to store in the storage a first image output through the display, based on a second image being received from the user terminal device through the communicator, identify a first object included in the stored first image that is same as second object included in the received second image, and based on a determination that a first feature of the first object is same as a second feature of the second object, control the communicator to transmit authentication information corresponding to the connection request signal to the user terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyu-hyun Cho, Sang-young Lee, Hee-seok Jeong, Ho-yeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11189062
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processor configured to determine a color distribution of a processing target image and a color distribution of multiple sample colors prepared in advance as a set and perform an operation to modify a color of the processing target image in accordance with a relationship between the color distribution of the processing target image and the color distribution of the sample colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Makoto Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11187524
    Abstract: A structured-light pattern for a structured-light system includes a base light pattern that includes a row of a plurality of sub-patterns extending in a first direction. Each sub-pattern is adjacent to at least one other sub-pattern, and each sub-pattern is different from each other sub-pattern. Each sub-pattern includes a first number of portions in a sub-row and a second number of portions in a sub-column. Each sub-row extends in the first direction and each sub-column extends in a second direction that is substantially orthogonal to the first direction. Each portion may be a first-type portion or a second-type portion. A size of a first-type portion is larger in the first direction and in the second direction than a size of a second-type portion in the first direction and in the second direction. In one embodiment, a first-type portion is a black portion and the second-type portion is a white portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Lilong Shi, Yibing Michelle Wang
  • Patent number: 11187720
    Abstract: A test and measurement system can include a data store configured to store augmentation settings for dynamically augmenting a physical testing environment and a computing device coupled to the data store. The computing device can be configured to receive an input feed from the physical testing environment, create an augmentation image based on the augmentation settings and the input feed, and output the augmented image to be overlaid on the physical testing environment to augment a user's view of the physical testing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler B. Niles, Daniel G. Knierim, Michael J. Wadzita, Joshua J. O'Brien, David Everett Burgess
  • Patent number: 11184231
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples of device and management service integration using a device connector service that acts as a proxy. The device connector service can receive a device identifier for a device, and an enterprise identifier, and generate a management unique device identifier (UDID) using these values. The management UDID can be used in an enrollment request that enrolls the device with the management service. Device data including a device configuration can be received from the management service, and the device configuration can be relayed to a device connector client to apply the device configuration to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Karen J. Brems, Pedha Venka Reddy Gade, Jong Ho Won, Qiuxi Zhu, Nandakishore Mallapragada, Daniel E. Zeck
  • Patent number: 11176712
    Abstract: Information may be provided for review by an augmented reality (AR) user. A system may store a plurality of scenes viewed by the AR user, and for each scene information identifying (i) any pairs of real-life objects and AR augmentations presented in the scene and (ii) any pairs in the scene with which the user interacted. The system may also select from the stored plurality of scenes a first subset of scenes such that each pair with which the user interacted is presented in at least one scene in the first subset of scenes. Responsive to an instruction from the user to review historical AR information, the system may present to the user the selected first subset of scenes. The first subset may be selected such that each pair with which the user interacted is presented in at least one scene in which the user interacted with that pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Mona Singh
  • Patent number: 11175675
    Abstract: A control unit for a vehicle for analyzing localization systems, the control unit being connectable in a data-conducting manner to at least two localization systems which are operable independently of one another for ascertaining system-specific positions, each localization system including at least one sensor, the control unit being configured to evaluate pieces of position information ascertained by the localization systems by subjecting them to a plausibility check. Also described are a related method and a sensor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jan-Hendrik Pauls, Tobias Strauss, Carsten Hasberg
  • Patent number: 11157646
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for handling data including images with privacy-sensitive data. In one aspect, a method may include recognizing privacy-sensitive sub-image(s) in an acquired or captured image. The sub-image(s) can be included in a second image that is encrypted. The acquired image can be changes by obscuring the privacy-sensitive sub-image(s) of the acquired image so as not to reveal any personal identifiable information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Oliver Grau
  • Patent number: 11150086
    Abstract: A structured-light pattern for a structured-light system includes a base light pattern that includes a row of a plurality of sub-patterns extending in a first direction. Each sub-pattern is adjacent to at least one other sub-pattern, and each sub-pattern is different from each other sub-pattern. Each sub-pattern includes a first number of portions in a sub-row and a second number of portions in a sub-column. Each sub-row extends in the first direction and each sub-column extends in a second direction that is substantially orthogonal to the first direction. Each portion may be a first-type portion or a second-type portion. A size of a first-type portion is larger in the first direction and in the second direction than a size of a second-type portion in the first direction and in the second direction. In one embodiment, a first-type portion is a black portion and the second-type portion is a white portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Lilong Shi, Yibing Michelle Wang
  • Patent number: 11146741
    Abstract: An electronic device for displaying an image includes: a display; a communicator configured to transmit, to an image-capturing device connected to the electronic device, synchronization information for synchronization and receive, from the image-capturing device, a first image, image-capturing time information of the first image generated based on the synchronization information, and position information on which the first image was captured; a memory configured to store one or more instructions; and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory, wherein the processor is further configured to control, by executing the one or more instructions, one or more images to be obtained, a second image corresponding to the first image to be determined from among the one or more images based on the image-capturing time information of the first image and the position information on which the first image was captured, and a third image obtained by synthesizing the first image and the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-woo Kim
  • Patent number: 11144755
    Abstract: Methods and corresponding systems of controlling illuminators in an eye tracking system are disclosed. The system includes a first image sensor, a second image sensor, a first close illuminator arranged to capture bright pupil images by the first image sensor, a second close illuminator arranged to capture bright pupil images by the second image sensor and one or more far illuminators arranged to capture dark pupil images by the first image sensor and the second image sensor. In the methods main and support illuminators are controlled during exposure of a first and a second image sensor to produce enhanced contrast and glint position for eye/gaze tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Jonas Sjöstrand, Anders Dahl, Mattias I Karlsson