Camera, System And Detail Patents (Class 348/207.99)
  • Patent number: 10691002
    Abstract: Provided are an imaging device and an image data generation method which are capable of reducing noise generated in an image in which crosstalk is removed. In an imaging device (1) that captures images corresponding to optical systems at one time by using an imaging lens (10) including a plurality of optical system of which imaging characteristics are different and an image sensor (100) including a plurality of light receiving sensors of which crosstalk ratios are different in each pixel, the number (m) of light receiving sensors included in each pixel of the image sensor (100) is larger than the number (n) of optical systems included in the imaging lens (10) (m>n). Accordingly, it is possible to reduce noise generated in an image in which crosstalk is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shuji Ono
  • Patent number: 10691207
    Abstract: An example display device includes an input module to receive a touch input that identifies a shape of an electronic device. The display device also includes a display panel. The display panel is to display first data from a computing device in a first region of the display panel. The display panel is also to, in response to a reception of the touch input, display the first data in a second region of the display panel and display second data from the electronic device in a virtual representation of the electronic device in a third region of the display panel. The third region corresponds to the shape of the electronic device. The second data is received via a connection to the computing device. The second region is smaller than the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kent E. Biggs, Robert Paul Martin, Charles J Stancil, Jeffrey C Stevens, Harold Merkel
  • Patent number: 10686988
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for dynamically selecting a batch size used in vehicle camera image processing are disclosed. In one example implementation, a method includes generating, by a processing device, a batch table and a mode table. The method further includes determining, by the processing device, image processing performance requirements for a current mode of a vehicle using the mode table, the vehicle comprising a plurality of cameras configured to capture a plurality of images. The method further includes selecting, by the processing device, a batch size and a processing frequency based at least in part on the image processing performance requirements for the current mode of the vehicle. The method further includes processing, by an accelerator, at least a subset of the plurality of images based at least in part on the batch size and processing frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Unmesh Dutta Bordoloi, Shige Wang, Stephen G. Lusko, Jinsong Wang
  • Patent number: 10685404
    Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) may facilitate insurance-related tasks. UAVs may actively be dispatched to an insured asset and the area surrounding an insured asset, such as with the policyholder or insured's permission and collect data related to the insured asset, such as images, video, audio, weather conditions, thermal signatures, wood and soil samples, etc., and transmit this data to a computing device. The computing device may be associated with and/or utilized by an insurance provider to perform insurance-related tasks, such as processing the data to determine an amount of risk associated with the insured asset. If the amount of risk has increased, the computing device may provide a recommendation to a mobile device of the policyholder on how to reduce the risk such that corrective action may be taken. Insurance discounts may be provided based upon following recommendations that mitigate risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Nathan L Tofte, Timothy W Ryan, Nathan W Baumann, Michael Shawn Jacob, Joshua David Lillie, Brian N Harvey, Roxane Lyons, Rosemarie Geier Grant
  • Patent number: 10679314
    Abstract: Examples described herein generally relate to rendering graphics using a graphics processing unit (GPU) in a computing device. A synchronization object associated with a wait event can be created, wherein the wait event indicates a time offset before a timed event associated with a display device of the computing device. A plurality of rendering instructions for the GPU can be stored in a buffer, wherein the plurality of rendering instructions can be received from an application before a release of the synchronization object. Release of the synchronization object can be detected based on occurrence of the wait event, and the plurality of rendering instructions can be sent from the buffer to at least a portion of the GPU based on detecting the release of the synchronization object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steve M. Pronovost, Benjamin M. Cumings
  • Patent number: 10667988
    Abstract: A system for managing treatment of a person in need of emergency assistance is provided. The system includes at least one camera configured to be mounted to a person in need of medical assistance. The system also includes an image processing device, which can be configured to receive images captured by the at least one camera and to process the images to generate a representation of a rescue scene surrounding the person. The system further includes an analysis device. The analysis device can be configured to determine a characteristic associated with a resuscitation activity based on analysis of the representation of the rescue scene generated by the image processing device. A computer-implemented method for managing treatment of a person in need of emergency assistance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Gary A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 10674056
    Abstract: A wearable apparatus and method are provided for capturing image data. In one implementation, a wearable apparatus for capturing image data is provided. The wearable apparatus includes a plurality of image sensors for capturing image data of an environment of a user. Each of the image sensors is associated with a different field of view. The wearable apparatus also includes a processing device programmed to process image data captured by at least two of the image sensors to identify an object in the environment. The processing device is also programmed to identify a first image sensor, which has a first optical axis closer to the object than a second optical axis of a second image sensor. After identifying the first image sensor, the processing device is also programmed to process image data from the first image sensor using a first processing scheme, and process image data from the second image sensor using a second processing scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OrCam Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonatan Wexler, Amnon Shashua
  • Patent number: 10664216
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires plural pieces of medical apparatus information which are plural pieces of information acquired from a plurality of medical apparatuses; a generation unit that generates presentation information which contains at least a part of the plural pieces of medical apparatus information acquired by the acquisition unit; and a presentation unit that outputs the generated presentation information to a plurality of image display apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsunari Tsuda, Toshikazu Uchiyama, Hitomi Wakamiya, Masahide Takano
  • Patent number: 10650469
    Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) may facilitate insurance-related tasks. UAVs may actively be dispatched to an area surrounding an insured or potentially insured asset, such as with the insurance customer's permission, and collect data related to the insured or potentially insured asset, such as size, height, roof shape, materials (siding, roofing), etc. which may form a basis of the underwriting detail used to evaluate a property. The drone data may reveal site characteristics, such as slope or grade of a parcel; the proximity to other structures (and their uses); trees; rivers; coastlines; and earthquake faults. The drone data may be used by an insurance provider remote server to assess the risk associated with an insured asset, generate or modify an insurance premium or discount, etc. The drone data may also be used to mitigate risk and prevent loss by alerting policyholders of the risk such that corrective action may be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Nathan L Tofte, Timothy W Ryan, Nathan W Baumann, Michael Shawn Jacob, Joshua David Lillie, Brian N Harvey, Roxane Lyons, Rosemarie Geier Grant
  • Patent number: 10645284
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a recording medium storing a program for causing a computer to execute the image processing method. The image processing apparatus and the image processing method includes obtaining a captured image captured using a wide-angle lens, detecting movement of an image processing apparatus, converting the captured image into a wide-angle image that at least partially involves a curved plane, calculating an amount of correction according to the movement detected by the detecting, and correcting the captured image by the amount of correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazufumi Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10643350
    Abstract: An autofocus detecting device includes a jig, a driving member, and a controller. The jig fixes a camera at a preset object distance. The controller controls the camera to capture an image. The controller calculates a resolution of the captured image and determines whether the image resolution reaches a preset resolution threshold value. If the image resolution of the captured image does not reach the preset resolution threshold value, the driving member rotates a lens of the camera, and controller controls the camera to capture a new image. The controller calculates the image resolution of the new captured image and determines if the image resolution of the new captured image reaches the preset resolution threshold value. The controller controls the driving member to rotate the lens until the image resolution of the captured image reaches the preset resolution threshold value or until the lens reaches a maximum focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Goldtek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Liou, Yen-Ching Lee
  • Patent number: 10638600
    Abstract: An electronic device according to one embodiment includes a wiring substrate, the wiring substrate having a first wiring connected to a first external terminal and a second wiring connected to a second external terminal and extending along the first wiring. Additionally, the above electronic device has a semiconductor device mounted on the above wiring substrate and electrically connected to each of the first and second wirings. Further, the above electronic device has a capacitor mounted on the above wiring substrate and electrically connected to the semiconductor device via each of the above first and second wirings. Furthermore, a distance between the above semiconductor device and capacitor is shorter than a distance between each of the above first and second external terminals and the above capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuaki Tsukuda, Akihiro Nakahara
  • Patent number: 10624605
    Abstract: A radiation imaging control apparatus comprises an obtainment unit configured to obtain a radiation image captured by an image capturing unit; an extraction unit configured to extract, as a diagnostic image for comparison, a radiation image re-captured by the image capturing unit in a case in which the radiation image is a rejected image; and an output unit configured to output the rejected image and the diagnostic image for comparison to an external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Arima
  • Patent number: 10623630
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for processing an image in an electronic device is provided. An image is obtained, and it is determined whether a specified shape exists in the image. When the specified shape exists in the image, a size of an area occupied by the specified shape in the image is calculated. It is determined whether the size of the area is greater than or equal to a first size. A specified effect is applied to the area, when the size of the area is greater than or equal to the first size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hwa Jun Lee, Dong Hoon Kim, Ji U Seo
  • Patent number: 10620005
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a building height calculation method, device, and storage medium. The method includes: acquiring an original picture including an image of a building; projecting the original picture to a surface of a preset sphere to form a projected picture; performing an edge detection on the image of the building in the projected picture to acquire a pixel height of the building; determining a projection angle of the projection on the preset sphere based on the pixel height of the building; and determining a height of the building based on the projection angle and a distance between the building and a capturing position of the original picture. In the embodiments of the present invention, a projection angle of a building is determined based on an original picture including an image of the building, and the height of the building is determined based on the projection angle and a distance between the building and a capturing position of the original picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chongli Zhu, Jinbao Chen
  • Patent number: 10623727
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to calibration systems usable for distortion characterization in cameras. An example embodiment includes a calibration system. The calibration system includes a first calibration target that includes a first mirror, a plurality of fiducials positioned on or adjacent to the first mirror, and an indexing fiducial positioned on or adjacent to the first mirror. The calibration system also includes a second calibration target that includes one or more second mirrors and has an aperture defined therein. The first mirror and the one or more second mirrors are separated by a distance. The first mirror faces the one or more second mirrors. The indexing fiducial is visible through the aperture in the second calibration target. Reflections of the plurality of fiducials are visible through the aperture defined in the second calibration target. The reflections of the plurality of fiducials are iterated reflections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin Frevert
  • Patent number: 10616484
    Abstract: A dual-aperture camera comprising a first camera having a first sensor and a first image signal processor (ISP), the first camera operative to output a first stream of frames, a second camera having a second sensor and a second ISP, the second camera operative to output a second stream of frames, and a synchronization and operation control module configurable to control operation of one camera in a fully operational mode and operation of the other camera in a partially operational mode and to output an output of the fully operational camera as a dual-aperture camera output, whereby the partially operational mode of the other camera reduces a dual-aperture camera the power consumption in comparison with a full operational mode of the other camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Noy Cohen, Gal Shabtay, Oded Gigushinski, Nadav Geva, Anat Leshem, Gil Bachar
  • Patent number: 10616395
    Abstract: A downloadable software application for photography and videography on a mobile communication device is configured to display a first version of an image received through a camera lens of the mobile communication device onto a portion of a touchscreen user interface of the mobile device, wherein a size of the first version of the image corresponds to a size of a viewfinder apparatus on a removable outer case for the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Super 6 LLC
    Inventors: Scott McDonald, Alex Bogusky
  • Patent number: 10606436
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable storage media for composing and batch publishing feed items in a user interface in a feed-based interaction context. In some implementations, a computing device provides a first prompt for display in a first user interface component, which is configured to display unpublished feed items. The computing device receives, at the first prompt, first feed item data for a first feed item. Responsive to a request to compose a second feed item, the computing device displays in the first user interface component a second prompt for second feed item data without publishing the first feed item. The computing device receives, at the second prompt, second feed item data for a second feed item of a first record, the first and second feed items being related to the first record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Mustafa Al-Alami, Jason Ellis, Benjamin Snyder, Vahn Phan
  • Patent number: 10607485
    Abstract: Various aspects of a system and method for communication of a message to a vehicle are disclosed herein. The system comprises one or more circuits in an electronic control unit (ECU) of a first vehicle that is communicatively coupled to a display device. The one or more circuits in the ECU are configured to receive a video stream and control display of a plurality of image frames in the video stream on the display device. Vehicle information of one or more vehicles, included in an image frame of the plurality of image frames, is received from the one or more vehicles via a wireless network. A first input corresponding to a selection of a vehicle from the one or more vehicles included in the image frame, is received. Vehicle information associated with the selected vehicle is identified. A second input that corresponds to a selection of an information item to be communicated to the selected vehicle, is received. The selected information item is communicated to the selected vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manish Gupta, Pralay Kumar Pal, Ramesha Chelur Ramachandra Sastry, Pramod Chintalapoodi, Sho Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10599876
    Abstract: A data transfer method after the connection of electronic devices that can store information and/or generate information wherein one of the devices can transfer the data to the image display of the other device. For instance, the method is applied between a first device as a stylus and a second device as a tablet computer with capacitive touch panel wherein the method provides mutual data signals using negative electrical signals and light signals, and to control and modify these data signals by means of different sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Osman Colakoglu
  • Patent number: 10593014
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus calculates a first corresponding area in a first image in first projection, corresponding to a second image in second projection, through first homography transformation; transforms a projection of a peripheral area including the first corresponding area to generate a peripheral area image; calculate a second corresponding area in the peripheral area image through second homography transformation; calculate a third corresponding area in the second image, corresponding to a third image in the second projection, through third homography transformation; reversely transform a projection of the second corresponding area to generate first location information based on a first specific corresponding area in the first image; calculate a fourth corresponding area in the peripheral area image through the second homography transformation; and reversely transform a projection of the fourth corresponding area to generate second location information based on a second specific correspondi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Suitoh
  • Patent number: 10591803
    Abstract: Beam adaptation devices are disclosed for variable-astigmatic adjustment of electromagnetic radiation propagating along a beam axis of the beam adaptation device. The devices include a first astigmatism lens unit, which provides at least one first lens tiltable with respect to the beam axis for astigmatism adjustment, a divergence matching lens unit with a second lens for adjusting the divergence, wherein the distance between the second lens and the first lens along the beam axis is adjustable, and a second astigmatism lens unit with at least one third lens tiltable with respect to the beam axis for astigmatism adjustment. To adjust the magnitude of the electromagnetic radiation on the third lens, the distance between the second lens and the third lens along the beam axis is adjustable. The beam adaptation device can be used, for example, for astigmatic pre-compensation in frequency conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TRUMPF LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Ivo Zawischa, Markus Graf, Carolin Wagner
  • Patent number: 10576301
    Abstract: A fluorescing marker is used in order to mark (for example) a leaf of a multi-leaf collimator and/or the reference points within the field of view. The markers are illuminated with light tuned to cause the markers to fluoresce at a wavelength different to that of the illuminating light. The fluorescence is then detected by a camera. This method allows the image to be captured by the camera with increased contrast. Accordingly, the present invention provides a multi-leaf collimator for a radiotherapeutic apparatus, comprising at least one leaf having a fluorescent marker. The fluorescent marker will usually emit light of a wavelength longer than the incident light, allowing suitable filters to be provided in order to distinguish the light emitted by the markers. A suitable material for use in the fluorescent markers is ruby. The present invention also provides a radiotherapeutic apparatus comprising a multi-leaf collimator as defined above, and a camera arranged to view the fluorescent markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Elekta AB (publ)
    Inventors: Shakil Ahmed Awan, Adrian Maxwell Smith
  • Patent number: 10582145
    Abstract: To perform highly functional projection with an intuitive operation using a portable terminal. A projection system includes: a portable terminal; a projection device; and a cradle. The portable terminal detects a change in posture of the portable terminal itself. The projection device reproduces a video signal, and projects video thus reproduced on a projection surface. The cradle supports the projection device. The cradle changes the posture of the projection device in accordance with a detection result of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Ishii, Shigeru Tanaka, Minako Kawata
  • Patent number: 10581809
    Abstract: The invention relates to the art of confidential communication. The technical result is that of providing a device user with the possibility of selecting one of two modes of communication, namely conventional communication or confidential communication for providing protection against unauthorized access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Volodymyr Vasiliovich Khylenko
  • Patent number: 10573011
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a terminal and a method of controlling therefor. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a terminal includes at least two or more camera sensors, a preview window configured to include a first object to which a first focus is set by a first camera sensor and a second object to which a second focus is set by a second camera sensor and a display configured to display a processed image data, and a controller configured to track a movement of the first object, the controller, if the first object is deviated from an angle of view covered by the first camera sensor, configured to set a focus to the first object using the second camera sensor, the controller configured to obtain image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hangtae Kim, Kyungdong Choi
  • Patent number: 10574886
    Abstract: Generating panoramic video viewable at a third-party video management system includes receiving image data captured by at least one camera. The received image data may be captured at a plurality of angles (e.g., stop positions) arranged about a single axis (e.g., about which the camera rotates). The received image data may optionally be analyzed. Based on the received image data (and any optional analysis thereof), panoramic video derived from the captured image data (e.g., still images) may then be generated. A single video stream including the generated panoramic video may then be generated. The single generated video stream may then be sent to a third-party video management system (VMS). The video stream may be usable by the video management system for displaying the generated panoramic video. Various other views or other information may also be included in the single video stream sent to the VMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Thermal Imaging Radar, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Richard Jones, Dana Rees, David T. Kay
  • Patent number: 10567827
    Abstract: There is provided a method of detecting and synchronizing audio/video signals. At least one audio signal is detected by means of at least one microphone unit. Timestamps are generated and stored together with the detected audio signal in the microphone unit. An optical synchronization signal is output by the microphone unit, wherein the optical synchronization signal contains optical timestamps which are respectively associated with one of the generated timestamps. At least one video signal is detected by means of at least one camera unit. The video signal at least partially has the optical synchronization signal output by the microphone unit. The optical timestamps contained in the optical synchronization signal are extracted. The video signal and the audio signal are synchronized on the basis of the timestamps in the audio signal and the optical timestamps extracted from the detected optical synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Thiele, Björn Wolter
  • Patent number: 10567658
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a movement-amount calculating unit that calculates a movement amount of an object image between a latest frame and a past frame in the same color channel; a shake-correction-amount calculating unit that calculates a shake correction amount for the latest frame on the basis of the movement amount; a stable-shake-correction-amount calculating unit that calculates a stable shake-correction amount for the latest frame; a shake correcting unit that performs shake correction processing on the latest frame on the basis of the stable shake-correction amount; and a storage unit that stores the stable shake-correction amount, wherein the stable-shake-correction-amount calculating unit calculates the stable shake-correction amount for the latest frame on the basis of the shake correction amount for the latest frame and a stable shake-correction amount for a frame in a different color channel from the latest frame, stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Inose, Naoyuki Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10560665
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the invention, there is provided a method of autonomously operating a vehicle. The method provides at least two cameras in operable communication with the vehicle for providing substantially similar views relative to the vehicle. The at least two cameras receive information relating to the views. The method also provides a laser in operable communication with the vehicle for selectively shining a single discrete mark on at least a portion of the views provided by the at least two cameras. Further, the method determines whether the information received by the at least two cameras is ambiguous regarding the views. The method activates the laser on at least a portion of the views based on whether the information received by the at least two cameras is ambiguous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: VECNA ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Theobald
  • Patent number: 10552472
    Abstract: A system and a method for identifying and tagging individuals present in an image are disclosed. The method comprises detecting a second device present in proximity of a first device, for establishing a connection. The connection may be established while the first device enters in a camera mode. Immediately after the first device captured an image, the first device may receive identity information of individuals from the second device. The identity information of individuals may comprise at least one of images and personal details of the individuals. Based on the received identity information, the first device may identify the individuals present in the image. The identified individuals present in the image may be tagged using their corresponding identities. Such tagging information may be stored in metadata of the image for a later usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Leigh M. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 10546162
    Abstract: RFID-tagged items can be filtered based on relevance estimation or user input. A device reads digital identifiers for multiple RFID-tagged items. The device estimates and selects an item that an individual desires based on one or more metrics, then presents data about the selected item to the individual. If the device receives feedback that the selected item is not the desired item, then the device may estimate and select another item and/or present information about multiple items to allow the individual to select the desired item. When the desired item is selected, the device may perform some associated action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Diorio
  • Patent number: 10547801
    Abstract: Detection of an image obstruction is facilitated by, in part, obtaining multiple frames of an image being captured via an imaging device, and confirming movement of the imaging device between the multiple frames. The movement causes perspective shifting of the image between frames and the perspective shifting results in one or more objects of the image shifting between frames. The detection process determines whether an edge object within the multiple frames does not shift in a manner corresponding to the one or more objects between the multiple frames, and based, at least in part, on determining that the edge object does not shift in the corresponding manner to the one or more objects, identifying the edge object as an image obstruction. Presence of the identified image obstruction is signaled to facilitate corrective action being taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nixon Cheaz, Anthony Diaz, Rohit Shetty, Richard A. Gebhardt
  • Patent number: 10539856
    Abstract: A scanning optical device suitable for use as a camera or solar concentrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AMI Research & Development, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos
  • Patent number: 10528827
    Abstract: There are provided an apparatus, a method, and an autonomous moving body which allow a recognition target to be notified with certainty that the recognition target is recognized by an autonomous moving body. A recognition result presenting apparatus according to an embodiment of the present disclosure detects a recognition target (person) present within a predetermined range from an automatic driving vehicle and presents, to the detected recognition target (person), the result of recognition indicating that the automatic driving vehicle recognizes the recognition target (person).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kazuki Kozuka, Ryota Fujimura, Tetsuji Fuchikami
  • Patent number: 10521915
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to detect a plurality of edge lines from image data received from a camera mounted on a moving object, identify a plurality of first edge lines that are among the detected plurality of edge lines and have a characteristic of a predetermined target object, search coordinates of a second edge line located at the lowest position from among the identified plurality of first edge lines, and measure a distance from the moving object to the predetermined target object based on the searched coordinates of the second edge line and a parameter of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okada, Kimitaka Murashita
  • Patent number: 10515417
    Abstract: A multi-media communication device may communicate with one or more sensors to obtain sensor data. The device may detect an incident based on communicating with the one or more sensors. The incident may be detected based on the sensor data associated with the one or more sensors. The device may process the sensor data and other information to confirm the incident based on detecting the incident. The device may transmit information, to one or more other devices, to initiate an incident response based on confirming the incident. The device may provide, for display via a user interface of the multi-media communication device, information associated with indicating that the incident response is initiated. The information may identify the incident response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Christopher J. Pierce, Matthew A. Lehman, Diegane Dione
  • Patent number: 10503322
    Abstract: A projector includes a projection section adapted to project a first image and a second image on a projection surface, an imaging section adapted to image the projection surface to generate a taken image, a detection section adapted to detect an operation on the second image based on the taken image, and a processing section adapted to perform a process corresponding to the second image in response to the detection of the operation, and the processing section is prevented from performing the process during a first period starting from when a change occurs in the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Furumi
  • Patent number: 10503552
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of hardware engines and a scheduler circuit. The hardware engines may be configured to process a plurality of vectors using a plurality of operators. The scheduler circuit may be configured to (i) parse a directed acyclic graph into one or more of the operators, (ii) determine a readiness of each of the operators and (iii) schedule the one or more operators in at least one of the hardware engines based on the readiness. The scheduler circuit may be implemented solely in hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ambarella, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Verplaetse
  • Patent number: 10498799
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, automated routing of media items between user devices may be facilitated. In some embodiments, a routing computer system may automatically obtain images or videos from one or more sources. The routing computer system may perform object recognition on the contents of the images or videos to identify individuals or other objects in the images or videos. The routing computer system may assign first and second images or videos of the images or videos to a first media item group based on (i) the first and second images or videos having similar metadata and (ii) the object recognition identifying an individual or object in the first image or video and an individual or object in the second image or video that are similar to each other. The routing computer system may automatically transmit the first image or video to one or more user devices based on the assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CLARIFAI, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Zeiler, Keith Ito, Adam L. Berenzweig
  • Patent number: 10499119
    Abstract: A verification system includes: a code generation server publicizing time stamped codes; a proving device, including a video camera, that acquires a published time stamped code from the code generation server, and, while recording a video, incorporates the acquired time stamped code into the video; and a verifying device that receives the video, extracts the time stamped code from the content of the video, compares the time stamped code to published time stamped codes, and displays a verification of the published time stamped code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Saad Ibrahim Al Mohizea
  • Patent number: 10481856
    Abstract: A mobile computing device including a housing having a first part and a second part, the first part including a first display and a first forward facing camera, and the second part including a second display and a second forward facing camera, at least one speaker mounted in the housing, and a processor mounted in the housing and configured to display a first graphical user interface element having an associated first audio stream on the first display and to display a second graphical user interface element having an associated second audio stream on the second display, wherein the processor is configured to perform face detection on a first and a second image, adjust an audio setting based on a result of the face detection, and play the first and second audio streams out of the at least one speaker based on the adjusted audio setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Michael Sadak, Adolfo Hernandez Santisteban, Andrew Frederick Muehlhausen
  • Patent number: 10467454
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for object recognition performed by electronic devices. One method includes an operation for capturing three-dimensional (3D) images of a region over a surface using 3D cameras, the surface having a pattern and each 3D camera defining a respective camera coordinate system. For each camera, the 3D image is analyzed to identify a location of the pattern indicating an origin of a common coordinate system, and a coordinate transformation function is defined to convert data to the common coordinate system. Each 3D camera captures a 3D object image of an object on the surface that includes 3D object data. The 3D object data is transformed to the common coordinate system to obtain transformed 3D object data. The 3D object data is combined to obtain a composite 3D object data, and object recognition of the object is performed based on the composite 3D object data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mashgin Inc.
    Inventors: Abhinai Srivastava, Mukul Dhankhar
  • Patent number: 10462353
    Abstract: An imaging device includes the following. A temporary storage cyclically stores images for a predetermined duration or number imaged in succession. A record controller records temporarily stored images for a first duration or a first number of images before detection of the capturing instruction, and records images for a second duration or a second number of images after detection of the capturing instruction. A setter preliminarily determines a total duration of the first duration and the second duration or a total number of the first number and the second number and determines a ratio of the first duration to the second duration or a ratio of the first number to the second number in response to one type of operation of an operational input unit, while retaining the preliminarily determined total duration or the preliminarily determined total number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10459188
    Abstract: To provide an electronic component and an imaging device including the electronic component, which can readily integrate the connector portion to the housing. The shielding member includes a screw portion. The screw portion is fastened by being screwed to a screw hole of a holding wall of a case portion configuring a rear housing. An external connection connector can be readily integrated to the rear housing in the above manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuma Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10455198
    Abstract: In some examples, a security camera may be inserted into an executing content item, such as a multi-player video game. The security camera may be associated with a particular participant, such as a player, of the video game or other content item. In some examples, image data, such as video data, associated with the security camera may be rendered by one or more components that are remote from the associated participant, such as one or more remote servers. The remotely rendered security camera image data may then be transmitted to the participant over one or more communications networks, such as by using streaming content delivery techniques. Also, in some examples, audio data associated with the security camera may also be remotely rendered and transmitted in combination with the security camera image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Lester Florentino, Francis Xavier Surjo-Subagio
  • Patent number: 10445947
    Abstract: In at least one general aspect, a method can include determining a position of a user in a virtual reality (VR) environment, determining a position of object in the VR environment, defining a vector between the position of the user and the position of the object, and defining an elongated collision volume along the vector. The elongated collision volume may have a medial portion around at least a portion of the object, a proximal portion disposed proximal to the object, and a distal portion disposed proximal to the object. The proximal portion may have a cross-sectional area less than a cross-sectional area of the distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Robert Carl Jagnow, Robbie Tilton, Luca Prasso
  • Patent number: 10447944
    Abstract: An object is to provide an imaging apparatus which can output image data whose aspect ratio or the like has not been changed, and can perform processing for setting parameters for imaging control, on the basis of image data whose aspect ratio or the like has been changed. This imaging apparatus is provided with a transformation unit that transforms image data based on an output signal of an imaging element, a processing unit that performs processing for obtaining a value to be used for a parameter for imaging control, on the basis of the image data transformed by the transformation unit, and an output unit that can output the image data based on the output signal of the imaging element to an output destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidetaka Uemura
  • Patent number: 10425567
    Abstract: The invention describes an apparatus for detecting an object area with a flat housing having a first main side, a second main side, a lateral side; and a multi-aperture device with a plurality of laterally juxtaposed optical channels facing the lateral side, wherein each optical channel is configured to detect a respective partial area of the object area through the lateral side or along an optical axis of the respective optical channel that is deflected between a lateral course within the housing and a non-lateral course outside the housing, wherein the partial areas of the optical channels cover the object area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brueckner, Andreas Braeuer