Computer Can Control Camera Patents (Class 348/207.11)
  • Patent number: 10694116
    Abstract: When image data having a size larger than a size transmittable in a predetermined format is to be transmitted, an image transmission apparatus divides the image data in a raster scanning direction in a unit of a predetermined number of pixels and sequentially allocates the image data of the unit of a predetermined number of pixels to a plurality of divided images in an order of the raster scanning direction to divide the image data into the plurality of divided images, and outputs the plurality of divided images through a plurality of transmission paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Nakamura, Tatsuya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10692230
    Abstract: A self-service terminal, such as an automated teller machine, can have a fascia, a display positioned on the fascia, and a depth sensing camera positioned on the fascia. The camera can capture a video stream of a hand-held document, such as a check, and capture a depth map stream of the hand-held document. A processor positioned in the self-service terminal can sequentially: determine, from the depth map stream, that the document is outside a specified range of distances away from the camera; present, on the display, instructions to reposition the document to be within the specified range of distances away from the camera; determine, from the depth map stream, that the document is within the specified range of distances away from the camera; and automatically capture an image of the document from the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew T. Anderson, Ian McFarlane Denny
  • Patent number: 10621737
    Abstract: An image fusion system provides a predicted alignment between images of different modalities and synchronization of the alignment, once acquired. A spatial tracker detects and tracks a position and orientation of an imaging device within an environment. A predicted pose of an anatomical feature can be determined, based on previously acquired image data, with respect to a desired position and orientation of the imaging device. When the imaging device is moved into the desired position and orientation, a relationship is established between the pose of the anatomical feature in the image data and the pose of the anatomical feature imaged by the imaging device. Based on tracking information provided by the spatial tracker, the relationship is maintained even when the imaging device moves to various positions during a procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Jonathan William Piper
  • Patent number: 10602047
    Abstract: A photographing method in which a terminal device performs photographing is provided. The photographing method includes synchronizing a clock of the terminal device with a reference clock, and acquiring photographing clock time information indicating a photographing clock time which is based on the reference clock through a communication network. The photographing method also includes specifying a photographing delay time until the photographing is performed since photographing start in the terminal device, and photographing a subject at the photographing clock time indicated by the photographing clock time information. The photographing clock time being based on the clock of the terminal device already synchronized with the reference clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu, Yuki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10588008
    Abstract: A control apparatus has one or more built-in functions that are selectively usable. The control apparatus includes a first communication unit conducting a first communication and a second communication unit conducting a second communication, a built-in function unit configured to execute the built-in function, and at least one control circuit. The control circuit determines which of the built-in functions is selected, determines whether there is an external device to execute an external function related to the selected built-in function based on the first communication, controls an icon display to present to a user that the selected built-in function is also executable by the external device, and causes the second communication unit to communicate with the external device through a second communication to execute the external function when the external device is selected in accordance with the icon display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akinobu Sato, Toshihiro Ogata, Kazuhiro Sato, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10587803
    Abstract: A still image mode for recording still images or a moving image mode for recording moving images is sequentially judged as to whether or not communication with a remote control device has been disconnected (wireless connection status). When the disconnection of the communication with the remote control device is detected, the current imaging mode is automatically switched to an interval imaging mode with its base imaging mode such as a still image mode or a moving image mode being maintained. During the disconnection period, that is, until the re-establishment of the communication is detected, an operation of recording a still image or a moving image is repeated at predetermined time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori Yanagi
  • Patent number: 10582108
    Abstract: A method for enabling control, by a control device, of a video camera in a video surveillance system comprising a plurality of video cameras is disclosed. According to the method, first a signature of the control device is obtained from the control device. Information corresponding to the signature of the control device from a video stream generated by a video camera of the system is identified, and the control device is associated with the video camera that generated the video stream in which information corresponding to the signature of the control device has been identified, thereby enabling control of the video camera by the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eric Nassor, Naél Ouedraogo, Jonathan Taquet
  • Patent number: 10574941
    Abstract: Provided is an application stored in a computer-readable storage medium to perform a method of providing a video call service, the method including, in a first terminal, establishing a video call session between the first terminal and a second terminal; modulating and displaying an area of an image of a second user, except for an exposure area, the image of the second user being displayed in the first terminal; detecting a predetermined event during the video call session; and controlling a size of the exposure area based on the predetermined event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HYPERCONNECT, INC.
    Inventors: Sang Il Ahn, Hyeok Choi
  • Patent number: 10497180
    Abstract: Method of displaying augmented reality, including initializing the user device, launching a utility for determining device coordinates and device orientation; transmitting, to a server, user device parameters, the device coordinates and the device orientation; ?MeH codec information for encoding received data; transmitting zero coordinates to server; continuously sending updated device coordinates and updated device orientation to the server; on server, inserting virtual objects into a virtual scene, using the zero coordinates and the updated device coordinates and orientation. Virtual camera duplicates movements of camera of the user device, and renders an image including inserted virtual objects on transparent background; encoding and transmitting the encoded image to the user device; continuing to transmit encoded images based on updated virtual objects, updated coordinates and orientation, as a video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: OOO “AI-EKSP”
    Inventors: Denis Perfilev, Pavel Samsonov
  • Patent number: 10499107
    Abstract: A method for controlling a television system including a television device and a controller device includes: detecting a fingerprint; analyzing the fingerprint to obtain an input fingerprint identification containing information regarding the fingerprint; identifying a pre-stored fingerprint identification matching the input fingerprint identification, and identifying a user-profile associated with the pre-stored fingerprint identification; and controlling operation of the television device based on the identified user-profile. The user-profile includes one or more of an age of the user, a channel list, a preset signal source, a preset video quality, and a preset audio quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TP VISION HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Azmathulla Baig
  • Patent number: 10462411
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for video analytics of captured video content. In some examples, information may be received from a host processing system for a camera to capture video content. The camera may be a surveillance camera or a camera located with a display device. Video analytics may be performed on the captured video and the captured video content may be encoded. Data associated with the video analytics may then be sent to the host processing system. In some examples, the data as well as encoded captured video content or streaming video may be sent via communication channels included in an interconnect. Other examples are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yen Hsiang Chew, Boon Hee Thomas Kam, Esther Chee Hsiang Cheng, Ivan Yu Kit Ho
  • Patent number: 10423564
    Abstract: Examples of a competing device for universal serial bus data routing are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computing device may include one or more processors, a memory, and a data store. The computing device may also include a first universal serial bus (USB) connection port to communicatively couple an attached computing device to the host computing device, and a second USB connection port to communicatively couple a peripheral device to the host computing device. The computing device may further include a USB data routing module stored in the memory and executing on at least one of the one or more processors to route data between the attached computing device and the peripheral device via the host computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Fletcher Liverance, Thomas J Flynn
  • Patent number: 10382677
    Abstract: A method and system for remote control photography using a smart watch and smart terminal that communicate via a Serial Port Profile (SPP) protocol. The smart watch controls the smart terminal to capture a photograph that is then processed by the smart terminal to have a size and resolution compatible with a display of the smart watch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Peng Zeng
  • Patent number: 10367988
    Abstract: A data processing system (S) is configured so as mutually register transmission destinations between devices performing communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Otani, Jun Hosoda, Kazuya Nara, Yuji Kuriyama, Yoshinori Tomidokoro, Toshiya Kiso, Takuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10322527
    Abstract: A kneader internal inspection device according to the present invention suspends and supports a photographing unit, which is arranged in an interior of a kneader and which photographs the interior, so as to be vertically movable in the interior of the kneader. Therefore, such a kneader internal inspection device is capable of easily inspecting the interior of the kneader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chitaka Manabe, Eiji Takahashi, Toshihide Fukui, Hodaka Miura
  • Patent number: 10311064
    Abstract: A method and device relate to prioritizing content items stored on a device and, more particularly, relate to automatically ordering highest priority content items stored on a device according to multiple criteria. The method and device enabling presentation, on a display of the device, the high priority content items in order of their total priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick J. Pollak
  • Patent number: 10284821
    Abstract: In a case where an Add VideoEncoderConfiguation command received by a communication unit 1005 includes a second identifier and a VideoEncoderConfiguration stored in a storage unit 1002 is added to a media profile stored in the storage unit 1002, an imaging apparatus removes the VideoEncoderConfiguration from the MediaProflie stored in the storage unit 1002 and reads a VideoEncoderConfiguration2 associated with the second identifier, which the command received by the communication unit 1005 includes, from the storage unit 1002, and adds the read VideoEncoderConfiguration2 to the MediaProflie stored in the storage unit 1002.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10269098
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the invention, systems and methods are provided for computer-implemented removal of haze, fog, cloudiness and/or other undesired noise from digital imagery. The disclosed technology may be carried out automatically or semi-autonomously, with input from a user. Systems and methods generally involve detecting and isolating certain portions, regions, and/or objects found in a digital image. Depending on their detected depth of field and/or other parameters, certain changes are selectively implemented to reduce the appearance of the detected haze, fog, cloudiness and/or other undesired noise. User input may be employed to further improve certain characteristics of the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Chun Ming Tsang
  • Patent number: 10231004
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a recording application executed at a processor on a server. The recording application receives a request to record electronic content. The request is received from a client device via a first network connection between the server and the client device. A second network connection between a content provider and the client is used to provide the electronic content from the content provider to the client device. In response to receiving the request, the recording application establishes a third network connection between the server and the content provider. The recording application stores the electronic content provided via the third network connection. The electronic content is stored to a computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Rajnikanth Codavalli
  • Patent number: 10218292
    Abstract: Provided is an active positioning encoder, comprising: a display device, said display device being used for displaying at least a first pattern; a reading device, said reading device comprising at least a first read head, the first read head being used for reading the first pattern in order to obtain an image signal; a signal processing device, said signal processing device performing signal processing on the image signal of the first read head in order to determine the single-dimensional positioning of the first read head relative to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Shanghai Jiaotong University
    Inventors: Peisen S. Huang, Junbin Zhang, Zonghao Chen, Jian Gao
  • Patent number: 10205867
    Abstract: In a photographing method in which a terminal device performs photographing, a clock of the terminal device is synchronized with a clock of a server that is a reference, photographing clock time information indicating a photographing clock time based on the clock is acquired through a network, and the photographing is performed at the photographing clock time indicated by the photographing clock time information based on the clock of the terminal device already synchronized with the clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu, Yuki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10204116
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for image metadata enrichment. Image metadata enrichment can be accomplished by taking a variety of structured and unstructured data associated with an image and integrating some or all of the structured and unstructured data into the metadata of the image. The enriched image metadata renders the image capable of being placed against other leveraging technologies, for example searching and feature-based sorting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CoreLogic Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Louis Troppe
  • Patent number: 10178250
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display, a position detector that detects a position in a display surface of the display and a hardware processor. The hardware processor, in response to detection of the position with which an object has been in contact, detects a portable device; establishes a communication path with the portable device; detects a continuation state based on a state of the portable device or a state of the information processing apparatus; in the case where the communication path is established with the portable device, and the portable device is detected, switches to a cooperation mode; in the case where the portable device is no longer detected, if the continuation state is detected, maintains the cooperation mode; and in the case where the portable device is no longer detected, if the continuation state is not detected, switches from the cooperation mode to the single mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shoko Haba, Yoichi Kurumasa, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Ryosuke Nishimura, Mie Kawabata, Zhenhuan Qu
  • Patent number: 10133932
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, an image recognition unit, a character information acquisition unit, and a communication unit. The image acquisition unit acquires an image. The image recognition unit recognizes image characteristic information acquired by the image acquisition unit. The character information acquisition unit acquires character information from the characteristic information recognized by the image recognition unit. The communication unit communicates the character information acquired by the character information acquisition unit to a guide information retrieval device that retrieves guide information from the character information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinobu Sato, Takashi Suzuki, Yoichi Yoshida, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10116859
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a photographic information acquisition unit, a scene/subject discrimination unit, an assist information retrieval unit, and a display unit. The photographic information acquisition unit acquires photographic information. The scene/subject discrimination unit discriminates a photographic scene or a subject based on the photographic information. The assist information retrieval unit retrieves assist information concerning a lens corresponding to a discrimination result of the photographic scene or the subject. The display unit displays the retrieved assist information. The assist information includes lens-related assist information which includes a sample image showing an example corresponding to a lens, a type of a lens, a specification of the lens, and a setting of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Maki Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10104331
    Abstract: A video imaging system, and more particularly, a modular video imaging system having a control module connectable to multiple input modules. The input modules each capable of receiving differing types of image data from different types of cameras including stereoscopic camera configurations and processing the image data into a format recognizable by the control module. The control unit providing general functions such as user interface and general image processing that is not camera specific including the generation of a 3D image stream formed by combining two image streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc R. Amling, Timothy King, Grant deGoede, Lisa Blake
  • Patent number: 10104278
    Abstract: In an aspect of the present invention, assignment and a rotation direction of a pan motor and a tilt motor of each key of a cross key are set on the basis of the installation posture of the camera. Accordingly, it is possible to operate the cross key without discomfort when the camera is caused to perform a pan operation or a tilt operation using the cross key. Further, if the camera is caused to perform the pan operation using the cross key and a specific condition under which a video rotates is discriminated from a tilt angle, a display of a corresponding icon of the cross key is switched from a first icon indicating an up and down direction or a left and right direction to a second icon indicating a rotation direction. Accordingly, it is possible not to cause discomfort even when a video rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Oshima, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Daisuke Hayashi, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10097683
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes an acceleration sensor configured to detect an acceleration value, a controller configured to determine, based on the acceleration value, movement state of user of the mobile electronic device, a first input unit configured to receive input of information enabling unlocking of a security lock state in which a security lock is effective, and a second input unit configured to receive input of biological information enabling unlocking of the security lock state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Okamoto, Haruyoshi Oshinome
  • Patent number: 9998668
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging apparatus which corrects uneven exposure caused when a sensor-shift image stabilization and an electronic front curtain reset are used concurrently. The imaging apparatus includes: a camera shake detector configured to detect a camera shake; an imaging device configured to capture e a subject image; an image stabilizer configured to move the imaging device in a plane perpendicular to an optical axis; an electronic front curtain configured to reset electric charges accumulated in the imaging device; a mechanical shutter configured to switch between blocking and passing of a subject image to be collected onto the imaging device; and an image stabilization controller configured to produce an image stabilization signal from the camera shake detected by the camera shake detector and configured to control the image stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mikio Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9973732
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to methods, apparatuses, and systems for facilitating video communications between users in environments including a plurality of imaging devices. For example, an environment can include first and second imaging devices having associated fields of view providing multiple perspectives of a user. Upon initiating a video communication session, a network device can receive image data from the imaging devices to determine an identity of a user. A user profile of the user can include preferences for the communication, such as device selection, zoom selection, audio selection, subject framing, and the like. Further, the network device can utilize machine learned algorithms to determine an optimal view of the user for the video communication based on the fields of view associated with each imaging device. The network device can intelligently add users to a communication session and provide output to devices to provide a seamless videoconferencing experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeromey Russell Goetz
  • Patent number: 9967447
    Abstract: An information processing system of this invention includes an image pickup apparatus, a handheld apparatus, and a wearable apparatus. The image pickup apparatus receives a pickup instruction from the handheld apparatus, executes image pickup processing in response to the pickup instruction, and transmits event information about the image pickup processing to the handheld apparatus. The handheld apparatus transmits the pickup instruction to the image pickup apparatus, sets one of a plurality of operation modes to operate in accordance with the set operation mode, receives the event information from the image pickup apparatus, selectively transfers the event information to the wearable apparatus, and executes processing corresponding to the event information if the event information is not transferred to the wearable apparatus. The wearable apparatus receives the event information from the handheld apparatus, and executes processing corresponding to the event information if the event information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Aizawa
  • Patent number: 9961214
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an image shooting apparatus includes an imaging unit, a transmission unit, and a processor that is configured to acquire an image captured by the imaging unit to generate a shot image and control the transmission unit to transmit, to an information acquiring apparatus, (i) the shot image, and (ii) instruction information for instructing the information acquiring apparatus to acquire supplementary information, with a shooting instruction. The supplementary information is information which is acquired by a sensor of the information acquiring apparatus and which is to be added to the transmitted shot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 9961268
    Abstract: On a display screen of a display unit which displays an image captured by an imaging unit, the image capturing direction and the zoom magnification for a specified imaging region to be captured by the imaging unit are determined. If the determined image capturing direction is out of a range of the image capturing direction of the imaging unit that can be changed, the zoom magnification of the imaging unit is restricted to be lower than the zoom magnification determined in the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takumi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9953191
    Abstract: A display information protection system includes a management system that stores a plurality of display information protection policies and that may provide any of the display information protection policies through a network. An endpoint device is coupled to the management system through the network and stores a display information protection policy that may have been automatically populated or received from the management system. The endpoint device displays a plurality of information and may determine that a first subset of the plurality of information that has been provided for display is defined by the display information protection policy. In response to detecting the first display information protection event and determining that the first subset of a plurality of information is defined by the display information protection policy, the endpoint device obfuscates the display of the first subset of the plurality of information on the endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Hamlin, Charles D. Robison, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9935992
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and a system for generating personalized views of live video feeds of an event. The method comprises determining one or more personalized inputs associated with each user. Further, the method comprises receiving a live video feed of an event from each of a plurality of imaging units. Then, the method generates a map of an area within which the event occurs. The method further comprises, receiving real-time location of at least one subject participating in the event from a tracking unit, correlating the real-time location of the subject with the mapped area, selecting, for each user, at least one video feed among the live video feeds for generating personalized views of the live video feeds and transmitting the at least one selected video feed to respective users through a web server for providing personalized views of the live video feeds of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Harish Nair Rajagopal, Abul Koyes Choudhury, Sreeprakash Thonikkandy
  • Patent number: 9928462
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a user's mental state in a terminal is provided. The apparatus includes a data collector configured to collect sensor data; a data processor configured to extract feature data from the sensor data; and a mental state determiner configured to provide the feature data to an inference model to determine the user's mental state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho-Sub Lee
  • Patent number: 9894323
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of content sources providing content relevant to an event at a venue, one or more wireless access points positioned at the venue, a plurality of servers distributing the content signals to the wireless access points, and a plurality of wireless communication devices, each using a browser to retrieve the content through one of the wireless access points. A method performed by the apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: YINZCAM, INC.
    Inventors: Priya Narasimhan, Rajeev Gandhi
  • Patent number: 9848106
    Abstract: Implementations for identifying, capturing, and presenting high-quality photo-representations of acts occurring during play of a game that employs motion tracking input technology are disclosed. As one example, a method is disclosed that includes capturing via an optical interface, a plurality of photographs of a player in a capture volume during play of the electronic game. The method further includes for each captured photograph of the plurality of captured photographs, comparing an event-based scoring parameter to an event depicted by or corresponding to the captured photograph. The method further includes assigning respective scores to the plurality of captured photographs based, at least in part, on the comparison to the even-based scoring parameter. The method further includes associating the captured photographs at an electronic storage media with the respective scores assigned to the captured photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Scavezze, Arthur Tomlin, Relja Markovic, Stephen Latta, Kevin Geisner
  • Patent number: 9841280
    Abstract: A modular video imaging system, and more particularly, a modular video imaging system having a control module connectable to multiple input modules. The input modules each capable of receiving differing types of image data from different types of cameras and processing the image data into a format recognizable by the control module. The control unit providing general functions such as user interface and general image processing that is not camera specific.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc R. Amling, Timothy King
  • Patent number: 9794600
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for generating an advertisement from a video stream are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving, from a first user device, advertisement parameters associated with an advertisement campaign for placing an advertisement based on the advertisement parameters, wherein the advertisement parameters include one or more keywords; associating the advertisement parameters with an identifier of the first user device; receiving, from the first user device, a live video stream; receiving, from a second user device, a request to present an advertisement; identifying the live video stream based at least in part on the one or more keywords; generating the advertisement using the live video stream and the advertisement parameters; and causing the advertisement to be presented on the second user device as the advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Ruxton, Sean Ivester
  • Patent number: 9794480
    Abstract: A communication apparatus of the present invention includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire first information that causes the communication apparatus to decide whether a different communication apparatus has a function to disconnect a power source according to an instruction from the communication apparatus, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire second information that shows an operation mode of the different communication apparatus, and a notification unit configured to notify a user that, in a case where the wireless communication with the different communication apparatus is disconnected, the different communication apparatus is instructed to disconnect the wireless communication and disconnect the power source of the different communication apparatus according to the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryosuke Sato
  • Patent number: 9787882
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and an apparatus for use with an imaging device weighing less than eight ounces, such as a lightweight digital camera or a camera-equipped cell phone, in conjunction with a base apparatus capable of locating and re-locate the imaging device relative to a built environment, and generating and displaying discontinuous time-lapse image sequences. The inventive apparatus provides for the rotation of the attached imaging device to capture a set of images that provide complete coverage of the items and features that are visible from the location of the apparatus or to duplicate an image taken from any compass heading and pitch reachable by the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Kenneth Arie VanBree
  • Patent number: 9767123
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a managing process. The managing process includes determining a location of a photo-shooting target based on photo-shooting information of image information, the image information being generated by capturing the photo-shooting target, and associating at least one shop with the captured image, with reference to location information of plural shops that has been registered in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Fuse
  • Patent number: 9723159
    Abstract: A handheld imaging device is described to provide high quality RAW image data to a smartphone, or similar handheld imaging device. The imaging device can have a larger dimension, particularly with regard to the thickness of the device, thus overcoming some of the physical limitations to providing high quality optics and image sensing within the thin form factor of a modern smartphone. As the device is only connected when capturing images the smartphone form factor is not altered. The device does not replicate the high-end image processing functionality of a smartphone, but instead transfers RAW images to the smartphone for high-end image processing & enhancement on the smartphone CPU/GPU. Thus it can be manufactured at lower cost than a dedicated camera with equivalent capabilities by taking advantage of the sophisticated image processing capabilities of today's smartphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: 2P & M Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Corcoran
  • Patent number: 9684009
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes an apparatus for monitoring launch parameters of an object. The apparatus includes a transmitter optical subassembly (TOSA), a receiver optical subassembly (ROSA), a processing unit, and a camera. The TOSA includes at least one laser source configured to transmit a laser sheet along an expected flight path of an object. The ROSA is configured to receive light reflected from the object. The processing unit is configured to estimate a velocity of the object based at least partially on the received light. The camera is configured to capture one or more images of the object at a time in which the object passes through a field of view of the camera according to the estimated velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: RAPSODO PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Batuhan Okur, Lodiya Radhakrishnan Viyayanand, Kelvin Yeo Soon Keat, Nyan Myo Naing
  • Patent number: 9672295
    Abstract: A CDN accelerator computer system (32) is described that can allow a website to be provided in a content delivery network (CDN). The CDN accelerator (32) is configured to receive a request for web content from a user (20). Processors in the CDN accelerator can then retrieve HTML source code from an origin server (34) and modify the source code by changing the addresses of static content items to refer to addresses in a CDN. The CDN accelerator (32) can then send the modified HTML source code to the user (20), and the user's browser can acquire the static content items from the CDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ONAPP LIMITED
    Inventors: Whei Wong, Wai Keen Woon
  • Patent number: 9667694
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for automatically uploading media content from a mobile device to an online service provider can include receiving, in the mobile device, identifying information corresponding to a user account associated with at least one of a plurality of online service providers; capturing media content with a media input component included in the mobile device; and after the media content is captured, automatically uploading to the at least one online service provider the captured media content and the identifying information, without receiving user input contemporaneous with the automatic uploading that specifies that the captured media content is to be uploaded. The mobile device can further include a wireless communication component configured to wirelessly send data to and wirelessly receive data from the plurality of online service providers, which can be external to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wagner, Thomas H. Taylor, David P. Conway
  • Patent number: 9641748
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal capable of restoring an unseen area, after taking a photograph, and a control method therefor. The mobile terminal, according to the present invention, can comprise: a camera for taking the photograph; a memory for storing data; a display unit for displaying, as a preview image, a partial area of an image inputted to the camera; and a control unit for taking the photograph of the entire image inputted to the camera when a photographing command is inputted, and controlling the partial area of the taken photograph to be displayed when a display command for the taken photograph is received. At this time, the control unit controls the entire area of the taken photograph to be displayed on the display unit when an editing command for the taken photograph is received, and can cut out a cropped area from the entire area of the taken photograph and store the same when the cropped area is set on the entire area of the taken photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyeji An, Juhee Jo, Hyungshin Park, Egun Jung, Sunok Kim
  • Patent number: 9584866
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving program content and data describing program content from a content source, and automatically identifying, based on user preferences of a first user, one or more relevant products or services displayed in the program content. Product-related metadata associated with the program content is identified. The product-related metadata including data relating to the one or more relevant products or services displayed in the program content. The program content is communicated to a display device for presentation to a first user in a first portion of the display device, and the product-related metadata is communicated to a second display device for presentation to a second user substantially simultaneously with the presentation of the program content in the first display device. A user commentary is received from the second device, the user commentary generated by the second user and associated with the program content or product-related metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George Lenahan, Amanda Johnson, Ben Lucas Mitchell, Chahn Chung, Linda Young
  • Patent number: 9560224
    Abstract: A remote control device remotely controlled by a remote operation device includes an operation screen transmission portion to transmit an operation screen to the remote operation device; and a changed area decision portion to decide on an area in a second operation screen that is different from a first operation screen, as a changed area, in a stage before the operation screen transmission portion transmits the second operation screen subsequently to the first operation screen. The operation screen transmission portion includes a supplemental information transmission portion to transmit supplemental information including a command to display the changed area in full screen, together with the second operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi Komaba, Hideyuki Matsuda, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Eiichi Narimatsu