Camera Connected To Computer Patents (Class 348/207.1)
  • Patent number: 9971741
    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: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger
  • Patent number: 9965061
    Abstract: An input device including an operating portion and a palm rest is provided. The operation portion includes an operating surface for accepting an operating input from a fingertip. The palm rest is positioned forward of the operating surface as viewed from an operator who places a palm on the palm rest. A tangent plane of a palm-resting surface of the palm rest is disposed on a front surface side of the operating surface. A portion of the operating surface that is close to the palm rest is inclined so that the portion of the operating surface becomes closer to the palm-resting surface of the palm rest as the portion of the operating surface is closer to the palm rest, as compared with another portion of the operating surface that is apart from the palm rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Shigeaki Nishihashi, Shinsuke Hisatsugu
  • Patent number: 9967259
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes analyzing information received from a first network-enabled device to identify instructions for a second network-enabled device associated with a second user of a social-networking system, the first network-enabled device being associated with a first user of the social-networking system. The method also includes determining (1) that the first user is connected to the second user with respect to a social graph of the social-networking system and (2) that the first user has authorization to provide instructions to the second network-enabled device, where the authorization is based on social-networking information. The method further includes providing the instructions to the second network-enabled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yael G. Maguire, Damian Kowalewski
  • Patent number: 9961528
    Abstract: Methods and systems for registering detection of electronic devices are provided. First, a first signal is wirelessly received by an electronic device, wherein the first signal is broadcasted by a first electronic device, and the first signal at least includes identification data and specific information corresponding to the first electronic device. The specific information includes motion information of the first electronic device, or specific data generated based on the motion information. Then, a registration process is performed for the first signal by first determining whether the specific information conforms to predefined information. When the specific information conforms to predefined information, the identification data corresponding to the first electronic device is registered. Signals having the registered identification data will be further processed in the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NOODOE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chih-Feng Hsu
  • Patent number: 9959459
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein use depth images to extract user behavior, wherein each depth image specifies that a plurality of pixels correspond to a user. In certain embodiments, one or more average extremity positions of a user, which can also be referred to as average positions of extremity blobs, are extracted from a depth image. An application is then updated based on the average positions of extremity blobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Hoof, Anis Ahmad, Daniel Kennett
  • Patent number: 9961567
    Abstract: A wireless communication device according to the present invention includes a storage unit, a delivery unit, and a control unit. The storage unit holds identification information indicating the wireless communication device, and related information related to the identification information. The delivery unit delivers the identification information and the related information in such a manner that the identification information and the related information are included in a wireless beacon. The control unit establishes a wireless communication upon acquisition of a connection request signal based on the delivered identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NEC PLATFORMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Kensuke Sato
  • Patent number: 9958264
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system and/or method may include assessing surface cleanliness. In some embodiments, the system may include a dispensing device. The dispensing device may dispense, during use, a liquid on a surface forming a drop. In some embodiments, the system may include a stage. The stage may support, during use, a digital imaging device above the drop positioned on the surface. In some embodiments, the system may include a light emitter. The light emitter may emit, during use, a beam of light substantially parallel to the surface at the drop. In some embodiments, the system may include an adjustable support coupled to the stage. The adjustable support may adjust, during use, an angle of the stage relative to the surface. In some embodiments, the system is configured to determine a contact angle of the drop relative to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sam Houston State University
    Inventor: Darren L. Williams
  • Patent number: 9955110
    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: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yen Hsiang Chew, Boon Hee Thomas Kam, Esther Chee Hsiang Cheng, Ivan Yu Kit Ho
  • Patent number: 9955081
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus receives a command including a first coordinate value and a second coordinate value, from a client apparatus. A determination unit determines whether or not a target region exists at or near a boundary of an imaging range corresponding to the first coordinate value and the second coordinate value. In a case in which the determination unit determines that the target region exists at the boundary of the imaging range, a control unit adjusts an imaging range to include the target region. In a case in which the determination unit determines that the target region does not exist at the boundary of the imaging range, the control unit sets an imaging range to be captured, to the imaging range corresponding to the first coordinate value and the second coordinate value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuo Niida
  • Patent number: 9948854
    Abstract: An imaging device adapted to be detachably disposed on an electronic device is provided. The imaging device includes a shell, an imaging module, a communication module and a touch element. The shell has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other. The imaging module having a lens is disposed inside of the shell, and the lens is exposed on the first surface of the shell. The communication module is disposed in the shell and an end of the communication module is signally connected to the imaging module. The touch element is connected to the shell and movably contacts a sensing unit of the electronic device. Moreover, an imaging system and a control method thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng-Shien Hsieh, Hsiao-Chang Lin, Tzu-Yao Lin
  • Patent number: 9942489
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium for video tone mapping. The method includes processing a video using at least first and second tone mapping functions to generate at least first and second tone mapped videos and identifying an amount of local contrast in one or more areas of each of the at least first and second tone mapped videos. The method further includes determining an amount of each of the at least first and second tone mapped videos to include in an output tone mapped video based at least in part on comparison of the identified amount of local contrast for each of the at least first and second tone mapped videos and generating the output tone mapped video in accordance with the determined amount of each of the at least first and second tone mapped videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Tao, Yeong-Taeg Kim
  • Patent number: 9942591
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing sports-related video sharing services to subscribers to such services are disclosed. The systems and methods enable the capture and storage of video data corresponding to sporting events held at sports venues, and the communication of captured video data to subscribers or others for viewing. The systems and methods also enable subscribers to create video highlight reels, with or without annotations and/or music, from the captured video data, to post the video highlight reels on web pages hosted by the system, and to communicate the video highlight reels for viewing by others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Highlight Broadcast Network, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Patton Stribling
  • Patent number: 9936238
    Abstract: Systems and methods for video production. Stream key information for a broadcast ingest server is stored with a platform account. A platform ingest server receives a video stream from a capture module of a user device, and associates the video stream with a video project of the platform account. Responsive to an instruction provided by an editing module authenticated to access the video project, the platform ingest server provides the video stream to the editing module. Responsive to a broadcast instruction, a compositing engine receives the video stream. The compositing engine generates a composite video stream that includes the video stream and data of an asset in accordance with scene information provided an editing module authenticated to access the video project. The compositing engine provides the composite video stream to the broadcast ingest server by using the stream key information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Infiniscene, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Grubbs, Daniel Trocchio, Aaron Hassell
  • Patent number: 9936086
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing at least one digital photographic image is presented, the system and method comprising at least one capturing device and at least one receiving device disposed in a communicative relation with one another via at least one wireless network. In particular, the capturing device is structured to capture the at least one digital photographic image via, for example, a capture assembly, whereas the receiving device is cooperatively structured to receive the digital photographic image via, for example, the at least one wireless network. In addition, the capturing device(s) and receiving device(s) may be disposed in a selectively paired relationship via one or more common pre-defined pairing criteria. Further, the at least one digital photographic image may be filtered via at least one pre-defined transfer criteria disposed on the capturing device and/or receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Leigh M. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 9924053
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a setting method of an image forming apparatus including displaying character codes that the image forming apparatus supports in a case where the import of data to the image forming apparatus is instructed; receiving a selection of the character code of the data to be imported to the image forming apparatus from the displayed character codes; and importing, if the character code of the data to be imported is selected, the data to the image forming apparatus in the selected character code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Terabe
  • Patent number: 9913618
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that facilitate providing guidance to a user during performance of a program or routine using a personalized avatar. In an aspect, a system includes a reception component configured to receive physiological and movement information about a user during performance of a routine or program, and an analysis component configured to analyze the physiological and movement information based on reference physiological and movement metrics for the routine or the program to determine whether, how and to what degree the user deviates from requirements of the routine or the program. The system further includes a reaction component configured to determine a response for an avatar displayed to the user based on a determination regarding whether, how and to what degree the user deviates from the requirements of the routine or the program, and an avatar control component configured to initiate manifestation of the response by the avatar as displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KC Holdings I
    Inventors: Robert Louis Kaleal, III, Dominic Guy Carbone, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9917957
    Abstract: A cropping electronic display image is provided in response to selection of an image crop menu option. The cropping electronic display image includes a geometric shape superimposed on the input image. Operation of the user input component changing position of at least one side of the geometric shape within the cropping electronic display image is detected to identify a selected cropped image area. Portions of the input image outside the selected cropped image area are removed to produce a cropped image, in response to completing the process of changing position of at least one side of the geometric shape. The cropped image and the cropped image area are enlarged to fit within the cropping electronic display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew T. Martin, Brandon S. McComber, Ken Hayward, Shane Jewitt
  • Patent number: 9912905
    Abstract: Provided in embodiments of the present invention are a method and device for implementing high-definition image capturing, comprising: collecting and acquiring image data of a first set format by using an image sensor, image processing the image data then encoding into modulated data of a second set format, converting the modulated data into an analog electric signal of a third set format by using a synchronous clock, and filtering the analog electric signal by using a filter circuit then transmitting via a coaxial cable. The above series of operations is capable of implementing the collection and processing of a high-resolution video, and solves the problem that existing high-definition camera are incapable of ensuring timeliness during a video transmission process and provides poor stability and reliability, while at the same time, employment of the present invention also allows an existing analog camera to use a cable device for video transmission, thus implementing full utilization of existing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jun Yin, Xingming Zhang, Liquan Fu, Jiangming Zhu, Jun Wu, Jian Wu
  • Patent number: 9911209
    Abstract: Techniques for efficiently capturing, generating and distributing more realistic images and video are provided. Among other aspects of the invention, a system is provided that includes tags that display dynamic image elements on a display with the aid of a physics model. In other aspects, the system selects among available physics models and virtual objects that serve as potential subjects for rendering dynamic image elements, based on system resource costs and resolution standards. In still other aspects, a new image file format contains embedded physical model and virtual object data for rendering images and video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher V. Beckman
  • Patent number: 9906773
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal capable of capturing an image through an array camera, and the mobile terminal may include a display unit, a camera arranged with a plurality of lenses along a plurality of lines to capture a plurality of images, and a controller configured to acquire a plurality of three-dimensional information on different faces of a subject using a plurality of image groups consisting of the plurality of images, and generate information on a stereoscopic shape associated with the subject using the plurality of three-dimensional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghwan Kim, Hyungjin Kim, Woochan Seo, Kyungjin Min
  • Patent number: 9906701
    Abstract: An approach is provided to control digital imaging system. In the approach, isolated camera settings pertaining to a first camera body are configured. The first camera body is included in a camera group that includes two or more camera bodies. Each of the cameras in the camera group is controlled by a human operator. Shared camera settings that pertain to each of the cameras in the camera group are also configured. When an adjustment is received at the camera body from the human operator, the approach checks whether the adjustment is a shared group setting. If the adjustment is a shared setting, the system wirelessly transmits the adjustment over the wireless transmitter/receiver to the other camera bodies included in the camera group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony C. Spielberg
  • Patent number: 9900489
    Abstract: A system and method for providing device use information are provided. The method may be performed by a device and may include capturing an image of a user of the device, capturing an image of a screen of the device that corresponds to the captured image of the user, generating device use information based on the image of the user and the image of the screen image, and transmitting the device use information to another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye-won Lee, Yong-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9898866
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for low latency stabilization for head-worn displays are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a system for low latency stabilization of a head-worn display. The system includes a low latency pose tracker having one or more rolling-shutter cameras that capture a 2D image by exposing each row of a frame at a later point in time than the previous row and that output image data row by row, and a tracking module for receiving image data row by row and using that data to generate a local appearance manifold. The generated manifold is used to track camera movements, which are used to produce a pose estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: Henry Fuchs, Anselmo A. Lastra, Jan-Michael Frahm, Nate Michael Dierk, David Paul Perra
  • Patent number: 9894253
    Abstract: A portable device includes: a first communication unit configured to communicatively connect with an external communication device by using one of communication channels; a communication state determination unit configured to determine a communication state for each communication channel; a mode switching unit configured to switch a communication mode of the portable device between: a stable communication mode for establishing communication connection with the communication device by using a communication channel in a preferable communication state in the communication channels in accordance with a determination result obtained by the communication state determination unit; and a connection priority communication mode for establishing communication connection with the communication device by using a predetermined communication channel in the communication channels without determination by the communication state determination unit; and a communication controller configured to start communication connection wi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Ogata, Keito Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9888442
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a power receiving unit that wirelessly receives power from a power supply apparatus; a first communication unit that performs wireless communication; a connection unit that connects a communication device including a second communication unit that performs wireless communication; and a control unit that (a) determines whether the communication device is capable of receiving predetermined power if the communication device is connected with the connection unit, and (b) controls the first communication unit to transmit data for notifying the power supply apparatus about a presence of a device which is not capable of using wireless power supply if the communication device is not capable of receiving the predetermined power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 9888132
    Abstract: A portable terminal performs a printer search using Bluetooth®. In a case where communication different from Bluetooth® communication can be performed between the portable terminal and a particular printer, he portable terminal displays those printing apparatuses found by the search that are able to communicate via a different communication. Those printing apparatuses found by the search that just communicate via Bluetooth® are not displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mayumi Shibao
  • Patent number: 9888170
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures the image data using the modified image parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Richard Chapman Bates, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang, Jason Ziaja, Ananya Das
  • Patent number: 9876986
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate describing, communicating, utilizing, etc. a frame dependency structure in connection with real time video communication. For example, a protocol can be employed to communicate the dependency structure from a sender to a receiver. Moreover, a mechanism on a receiver side can detect frame(s) that will be rendered with artifacts if displayed due to previous frame loss; this mechanism can leverage receiver side knowledge concerning the dependency structure of the of the frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jingyu Qiu, Timothy M. Moore, Zong Zong Yuan, Regis J. Crinon
  • Patent number: 9871989
    Abstract: A communication apparatus is connected to an external apparatus in a connection mode selected from a plurality of connection modes including a first connection mode in which an external apparatus is connected in accordance with a predetermined operation on the communication apparatus and a second connection mode in which an external apparatus is connected in accordance with an operation whose operation amount is smaller than the predetermined operation. The communication apparatus has a plurality of operation modes to select at least one of contents saved in a recording medium. When connecting the external apparatus in the second connection mode, an operation mode in which the contents are selected based on the operation on the external apparatus is selected out of the plurality of operation modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9864555
    Abstract: A system connected to an information terminal and a server via a network, upon the server receiving a request for an image list from the information terminal via the network, the server correlating a first summary image information with a first image ID information and a first storage ID information, and a second summary image information with a second image ID information and a second storage ID information, the server sending the first summary image information and the second summary image information to the information terminal via the network, and the input/output means of the information terminal correlating and displaying respectively the terminal image obtained by using the first storage ID information as a search key and the first summary image information, and the server image obtained by using the second storage ID information as a search key and the second summary image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ripplex Inc.
    Inventor: Norihiko Naono
  • Patent number: 9864435
    Abstract: Techniques are described for notebook hinge sensors. For example, a computing device may comprise a housing having a processor circuit and an input device, the input device arranged on a side of the housing, a lid having a digital display arranged on a side of the lid, a hinge arranged to couple the housing and the lid, and a sensor module coupled to the processor circuit, the sensor module arranged inside the hinge and operative to capture motion input outside of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: James M. Okuley
  • Patent number: 9858026
    Abstract: A display system having a projector and a projection plate and adapted to project an image from the projector toward the projection plate to thereby display the image includes a proximity detection section adapted to detect a proximity of another display system, which has a projector and a projection plate, and is adapted to project an image from the projector toward the projection plate to thereby display the image, and a control section adapted to make the image, which is displayed on either one of the projection plate and the projection plate of the another display system, be displayed on the other of the projection plate and the projection plate of the another display system in a case in which the proximity detection section detects the proximity of the another display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9854145
    Abstract: In the case of a camera module (1) including at least two camera functional units (2, 3, 4, 5, 22) arranged one behind another in a stack arrangement, it is provided to form the camera functional units (2, 3, 4, 5, 22) on a common main body (11), wherein the camera functional units (2, 3, 4, 5, 22) are aligned with respect to one another in the use position by a folding or bending process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SCHOLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Kuhn, Massimo Kubon
  • Patent number: 9854148
    Abstract: In a system for detecting location of an object inside of a building, an image capture device of a mobile electronic device captures an image of a boundary of a room in which the portable electronic device is positioned. The system extracts features of a boundary (ceiling, wall or floor) in the image to determine whether the mobile device is in a known location. When the system identifies a known location, it will take an action that provides the portable electronic device with additional functionality at the identified known location. Such functionality may include connecting to a wireless network or communicating with a stationary device at the known location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gavan Leonard Tredoux, Premkumar Rajendran, Peter J. Zehler, Raja Bala, Edgar A. Bernal
  • Patent number: 9854154
    Abstract: An infrared recording device and infrared recording method in the invention relates to an infrared recording device and an application field of infrared detection. In the prior art, corresponding record between infrared files and object information is inconvenient. According to the infrared recording device and infrared recording method in the invention, based on prestored object information, special object information is designated, and the object information is record with the infrared file when recording. It is not necessary or is convenient to find and select the object information. Thereby, the present problems are solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MISSION INFRARED ELECTRO OPTICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 9851792
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presenting additional content in virtual reality environments on heads up displays showing main content without interfering with a user's viewing of the main content. Specifically, a movement of a center of gaze of the user is detected. A visual field of the user based on the movement of the center of gaze is determined. If it is determined that the portion of the virtual reality environment in which the additional content is generated for display corresponds to a foreground area of the user's visual field, the additional content is generated for display in a portion of the virtual reality environment corresponding to a peripheral area of the user's visual field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajit Shanware
  • Patent number: 9835415
    Abstract: A pattern for camouflage and a method for making the pattern. The method includes taking photographic images from the perspective of the selected animal or bird. In one embodiment, the photographic image can be taken from above so as to create a finite background within the selected environment. In another embodiment, the pattern is adapted to be seamlessly repeatable across a surface. The method includes placing desired harvested abstracts into the photographic scene to obtain the overall desired effect of the camouflage pattern including color, composition, depth and repeat. The method also includes taking multiple photographs of the same scene from the same exact spot focusing on different parts of the photographic scene to add clarity to certain portions of the images, enhance depth, and reach desired color palate. The method includes adjusting the color of objects, including water within the photographic scene, to reflect true color of objects absent outside conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Edward Kirkpatrick, Steven Michael Maloney
  • Patent number: 9824651
    Abstract: A display device disclosed includes a liquid crystal panel (6), and an image optimization circuit (4) for switching, in accordance with an update frequency of image data, between (i) a first mode in which a liquid crystal driver (7) is driven at a first driving frequency and (ii) a second mode in which the liquid crystal driver (7) is driven at a second driving frequency lower than the first driving frequency. The display device can therefore be used even in a case where a transmission path for image data is limited and optimally display high-resolution image data with reduced electric power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Umekida, Kenji Maeda, Tatsuo Watanabe, Masayuki Natsumi, Yuichi Sato, Kazuya Takayama
  • Patent number: 9820083
    Abstract: A method for data sharing is provided. The method includes: searching, by a first terminal, for multiple nearby terminals, and establishing wireless connections with the discovered nearby terminals, displaying on the display interface of the first terminal the nearby terminals already wirelessly connected to the first terminal and a transmittable file stored in the first terminal or the nearby terminals, and receiving by the first terminal a file-transmission command and transmitting or receiving a file to or from the nearby terminals. A system for data sharing is also provided. By the above means, operations based on the present disclosure are simple and fast, enabling interconnections of mobile terminals within a close range, a mobile terminal can transmit a file synchronously to multiple terminals for data transmission, and the terminals can share data therebetween, which thus profoundly enhances the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION INC.
    Inventor: Zhen Shi
  • Patent number: 9813599
    Abstract: An image capturing module applicable to a portable electronic device is provided. The image capturing module includes an approximately cylindrical casing, an image capturing sensor, an accommodation space, and at least one magnet. The casing includes a first side having a projection, and a second side, opposed to the first side, having a charging contact. The image capturing sensor is disposed on an outer surface of the casing. The accommodation space is disposed in the casing for receiving a battery. The at least one magnet is disposed between the first side of the casing and the accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Jui-Lung Wang, Chang-Ta Miao, Chu-Fu Wang, Gwo-Chyuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9807384
    Abstract: Testing a head mounted display includes capturing a set of images shown by a display element; moving the display; and receiving motion information of the movement. A moment of time of the movement is detected as a first time instance. Contents of at least two images of the set of images are compared to determine whether at least a part of the information shown by the display element has been moved to another location. The comparison results are provided as a motion information of the image content. Movement in the set of images is detected on the basis of the motion information of the image content. The moment of the movement in the set of images is detected as a second time instance. A motion to photon latency is determined on the basis of the time difference between the second time instance and the first time instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: OPTOFIDELITY OY
    Inventors: Kimmo Jokinen, Petteri Aimonen, Wen Cing-Yan Nivala
  • Patent number: 9805355
    Abstract: One disclosed method includes recording a sale to a customer of a configurable mobile device at a retail point-of-sale system and providing the customer with a virtual stock-keeping-unit at the point-of-sale system. The virtual stock-keeping-unit represents a customized mobile device that has not yet been assembled. The method further includes granting the customer access to a mobile device configurator based on a configurator access code associated with the virtual stock-keeping-unit and generating, by the mobile device configurator, a bill of material in response to configuration input received by the mobile device configurator. The configurator then sends the bill of material to a manufacturing system for assembly of the customized mobile device and the customized mobile device is assembled in accordance with the bill of material and information associated with the virtual stock-keeping-unit. The customized mobile device is shipped from the place of assembly to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: John A Renaldi, Ravi V Thakkar, James N Condos
  • Patent number: 9779297
    Abstract: Methods are provided for defining and determining a formal and verifiable mobile document image quality and usability (MDIQU) standard, or Standard for short. The Standard ensures that a mobile image can be used in an appropriate mobile document processing application, for example an application for mobile check deposit. In order to quantify the usability, the Standard establishes 5 quality and usability grades. A mobile image is first tested to determine if the quality is sufficient to obtain content from the image by performing multiple different image quality assessment tests. If the image quality is sufficient, one or more document usability computations are made to determine if the document or content in the image is usable by a particular application. A ranking is then assigned to the image based on the results of the tests which is indicative of the quality and usability of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: MITEK SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Grigori Nepomniachtchi, Mike Strange
  • Patent number: 9781293
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for managing image files by displaying backup information are provided. The method includes: displaying at least one image file; reading a file tag of the at least one image file to determine whether there is backup information; and when there is the backup information as a result of the determination, displaying a predetermined object associated with the backup information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin-gu Jeong
  • Patent number: 9774901
    Abstract: An Internet direct device comprises an imaging system to capture at least one of audio, still images and video images, and a microprocessor. The microprocessor transmits at least one of the captured audio, the captured still images and the captured video images to a web site archive and review center and/or another Internet direct device upon image capture over a communications network. The Internet direct device automatically connects to the communications network on power-up using one of a plurality of available modes of connection, which is designated as a primary mode of connection. The Internet direct device automatically switches to another available mode of connection when the communications network is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ALEX IS THE BEST, LLC
    Inventor: Frank Clemente
  • Patent number: 9769362
    Abstract: A mounting adapter includes: a first body section having a connection section attached to one side of an accessory device and a first holding arm that holds one side face of a portable type electronic device, a second body section having a second holding arm that is provided to project/retract from inside to outside and holds a side face of the portable type electronic device, a second holding arm urging member that urges the second holding arm in a direction opposite to the direction in which the second holding arm extends, and a hinge member that connects the first body section and the second body section, and the mounting adapter sandwiches the portable type electronic device between the first holding arm and the second holding arm in an open state when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Amino, Kazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9766803
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an application is executed on a mobile device, causing generation of application graphical output in an application layer. The application layer is rendered on a touchscreen display. A first gesture of a user is detected, and in response to the first gesture a viewfinder layer is generated, the viewfinder layer containing real-time image data from the embedded camera via a camera service. A composite of the application layer, the viewfinder layer, and a transparency mask is rendered so that a portion of the viewfinder layer is visible and a portion of the application layer is visible on the touchscreen display at the same time. Then a second gesture by the user is detected, and in response to the second gesture, viewfinder data from the viewfinder layer is captured and the viewfinder layer and transparency mask are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McCarthy, Anthony Mazzola
  • Patent number: 9762517
    Abstract: A multimedia gift system including: a user-facing camera; a touchscreen display; a wireless communication subsystem; and a controller configured to: display a user interface that receives user inputs, receive a multimedia gift message, initiate a video recording from the user-facing camera, display the multimedia gift message obscured by a wrapping image, in response to receiving a user touch input at a position on the touchscreen display: record the position and a timestamp associating the touch input to the recording; and remove an area of the wrapping image around the position to reveal a portion of the multimedia gift message, transmit, via the wireless communication subsystem, a recording including the video recording and a touch record including the position and timestamp of the user touch inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: UNRAPP LLC
    Inventors: Steven Strohl, Robert Durish
  • Patent number: 9763277
    Abstract: A search signal is either transmitted or waited for, in accordance with a role in a service specified by an upper-level application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Terao
  • Patent number: 9756278
    Abstract: An image processing system includes an image capturing apparatus and an image processing apparatus to perform development processing of RAW images captured by the image capturing apparatus. The image capturing apparatus includes a first development unit configured to develop a piece of RAW image data, a recording unit configured to record the piece of first developed image data, and an image display unit. The image processing apparatus includes a second development unit configured to develop the piece of RAW image data received from the image capturing apparatus and an access information transmitting unit configured to transmit a piece of access information for the obtained piece of second developed image data. The image capturing apparatus controls display of an image to be played and displayed on the display unit based on the piece of access information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hata, Jun Makino