Camera, System And Detail Patents (Class 348/207.99)
  • Patent number: 11029916
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an internal speaker, a connection unit configured to connect an external speaker, an operation unit configured to receive a user operation, and a control unit, wherein, in a case where the external speaker is connected via the connection unit in a state in which the internal speaker is controlled not to output an electronic sound, the control unit controls the operation unit to receive an instruction to change a setting for switching whether to output an electronic sound, and wherein, in a case where the external speaker is not connected via the connection unit in a state in which the internal speaker is controlled not to output an electronic sound, the control unit controls the operation unit not to receive an instruction to change a setting for switching whether to output an electronic sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomokazu Mori, Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Akitaka Yoshizawa, Hitoshi Nishitani
  • Patent number: 11031430
    Abstract: An image sensor and an electronic apparatus, the image sensor including a plurality of pixels, each pixel of the plurality of pixels including a photodiode and a transfer transistor, a reset transistor, a source-follower transistor, and a selection transistor, which correspond to the photodiode; a plurality of first interconnection lines connected to gates of the transfer transistor, the reset transistor, and the selection transistor, the plurality of first interconnection lines extending in a first direction; and a plurality of second interconnection lines connected to a source region of the selection transistor, the plurality of second interconnection lines extending in a second direction that intersects the first direction, wherein the plurality of second interconnection lines includes dummy lines on a peripheral area that is outside of a pixel area in which the pixels are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-kyu Lee, Young-chan Kim, Seung-sik Kim
  • Patent number: 11016531
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a foldable electronic device and a method for controlling image capturing by using a plurality of cameras. The foldable electronic device includes: a first housing including a first surface and a third surface; a second housing including a second surface and a fourth surface; a first display disposed on the first and second surfaces; a second display disposed on the third surface; a first camera module disposed on the third surface; second camera modules disposed on the fourth surface; a memory; and a processor. The processor is configured to: when the foldable electronic device is in a closed state, display a preview image obtained from the first camera module on the second display; detect a user input for changing an image capturing mode; sense whether a state of the foldable electronic device is changed; and when the state of the foldable electronic device is changed, display information relating to the second camera modules on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyunghwa Kim, Junho Choi
  • Patent number: 11019247
    Abstract: An imaging system that includes a plurality of mobile type apparatus. Each of the plurality of mobile type apparatuses performs, in a case where a preset imaging target and a mobile type apparatus to which a role of an imaging target is assigned are present in an acquired image, a control for forming an image on a recording medium, discharges the recording medium on which the image is formed, to a preset delivery target in a deliverable state, and controls movement of the mobile type apparatus for delivering the recording medium to a delivery target. The plurality of mobile type apparatuses include at least one mobile type apparatus to which the role of the imaging target is assigned, and at least one mobile type apparatus to which a role of a imaging responsibility is assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Yoshizawa, Yoshihisa Usami, Shinichiro Sonoda, Hajime Terayoko, Erina Ogura, Nobuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11017510
    Abstract: An apparatus and related methods for enhancing low dynamic range and high dynamic range digital images. The process converts single digital images into a form that can be shown on traditional electronic and computer displays and paper prints through luminance mapping and tone mapping functions. These functions require the calculation of values for each pixel within the digital image. The values calculated include, but are not limited to, color, grey-level, and luminance. The present apparatus and method builds upon the tone mapping process by combining log-average luminance values of various sized neighborhood tiles with the global log-average luminance of the entire image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Cheryl Bartley, Paul Bagwell
  • Patent number: 11019278
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an image sensor. A body module of the image sensor acquires specification information of each module from the installed imaging module and lens module, generates shading correction information corresponding to the combination of the installed two modules based on the acquired specification information, and performs shading correction of a content corresponding to the generated shading correction information on image data from the imaging module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Watanabe, Yasuhito Uetsuji
  • Patent number: 11009941
    Abstract: A system having a plurality of sensor modules and a stereo camera and a computing device. Each sensor module has an inertial measurement unit (IMU) measuring its orientation relative to a reference orientation. Different IMUs may have different reference orientations. To calibrate the IMUs with respect to a common reference (e.g., defined based on a standardized pose of a user), the stereo camera captures a stereo image of a respective sensor module attached to a respective portion of the user; the inertial measurement unit of the respective sensor module generates an orientation measurement at a time of capturing the stereo image; and the computing device calculates, based on the stereo image, at least one orientation and uses the orientation and the orientation measurement in determining a rotation that calibrates measurements of the inertial measurement unit relative to the common reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Finch Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Viktor Vladimirovich Erivantcev, Alexander Sergeevich Lobanov, Alexey Ivanovich Kartashov, Daniil Olegovich Goncharov, Ratmir Rasilevich Gubaidullin
  • Patent number: 11013148
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an exterior component; an image sensor disposed inside the exterior component, the image sensor including a board; a sheet body attached to the image sensor to dissipate heat generated by the image sensors; an elastic body configured to support the sheet body; and a holder configured to hold the elastic body. The sheet body includes a heat receiver attached to the board of the image sensor; and a heat dissipating section attached to the elastic body. The elastic body is compressively deformable between the exterior component and the holder to compress the heat dissipating section against an inner surface of the exterior component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Ryota Kaga
  • Patent number: 11006027
    Abstract: A photographing system which can securely set a manual light amount to an appropriate light emission amount after changing the manual light amount of a strobe according to a photometry result at the time of pre-light emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKIKAISHA
    Inventor: Sho Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10999697
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for efficient location tracking. Embodiments include receiving a device location from a mobile device. Embodiments include identifying a plurality of region definitions and selecting a set of region definitions from the plurality of region definitions based on a proximity of a location of each region definition of the plurality of region definitions to the device location. Embodiments include generating a provisional region definition based on a location of a region definition of the set of region definitions that is farthest from the device location and including the provisional region definition in the set of region definitions. Embodiments include providing the set of region definitions to the mobile device for provisioning and refraining from requesting device locations from the mobile device until receiving a notification from the mobile device that the mobile device has exited a provisional region defined by the provisional region definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Nathan A. McIntyre, Devin Shively, Joshua Andrew Yundt
  • Patent number: 10999485
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a focus control unit configured to perform a focus control based on an image signal, a tilt control unit configured to control a tilt of an imaging plane based on the image signal, and a determination unit configured to determine a first evaluation area of the image signal used for the focus control and a second evaluation area of the image signal used for the tilt control in performing both the focus control and the tilt control. At least one processor or circuit is configured to perform a function of at least one of the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Etsuya Takami
  • Patent number: 10977819
    Abstract: According to embodiments, an electronic device comprising a processor configured to receive an image including one or more objects, acquire a first one or more of the received one or more objects, acquire one or more reliability measures associated with the acquired one or more first objects, receive an input including information having one or more words, acquire one or more second objects corresponding to at least a part of the one or more words, when there is at least one object corresponding to the one or more second objects among the one or more first object, adjust at least one reliability measure corresponding to the at least one object among the acquired one or more reliability measures, and recognize the one or more first objects by using an image recognition scheme at least based on the one or more reliabilities including the adjusted at least one reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaegon Kim, Yongju Lee, Nari Im, Mincheol Hwang, Jiyoon Park
  • Patent number: 10979609
    Abstract: An image sensor capable of performing satisfactory distortion aberration correction on an imaging result regardless of a combination of a lens module and an imaging module being used is provided. A main body module of an image sensor acquires size information of an imaging element from a mounted imaging module, acquires distortion aberration characteristic information of an optical system from the mounted lens module, and performs distortion aberration correction using the acquired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Motoshima, Kosuke Watanabe, Yasuhito Uetsuji
  • Patent number: 10979626
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus is provided with an image sensor having a pixel portion in which a plurality of pixels are arranged and a transmission unit for transmitting an overlap signal in which image data obtained from the pixel portion and a clock are overlapped, an image processing unit that has a reception unit for receiving the overlap signal from the transmission unit of the image sensor and is for reproducing the image data and the clock, and a control unit for controlling the image sensor and the image processing unit, wherein, before the transmission unit starts transmission of the image data, the control unit performs control so as to cause a training signal, for synchronizing the transmission unit and the reception unit in frequency, to be transmitted from the transmission unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaki Okita
  • Patent number: 10976889
    Abstract: Systems and methods to generate visual overlays on a graphical user interface (GUI) based calendar which is viewable according to numerous views, such as a month view, year view, decade view, etc. The calendar may be associated with a library (“media library”) of various objects (e.g., images, videos, music, documents) stored across one or more storage devices. The system may generate a date-range overlay in which the user creates a query, or may generate an autonomously extracted overlay from a container of media objects. The system autonomously extracts date(s) from media files in the container or query result and generates an overlay on the calendar which corresponds to the autonomously extracted date(s) of the files in the container or query. The generated overlay may be displayed on the calendar as a single date-range overlay or as individual overlays associated with each media object in the container or query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MYLIO, LLC
    Inventors: David Vaskevitch, Jean-Pierre Duplessis, Marcus Rein Donner, James Love
  • Patent number: 10972709
    Abstract: An image processing method includes: obtaining a facial skin tone area in an image to be processed; filtering the image to be processed to obtain a filtered smooth image; obtaining a high-frequency image based on the smooth image and the image to be processed; obtaining a facial skin tone high-frequency image based on the high-frequency image and a facial skin tone mask; and superimposing the high-frequency image and the image to be processed based on the facial skin tone mask and preset first superimposition strength in a luma channel, and superimposing a luma channel signal of the facial skin tone high-frequency image onto a luma channel signal of the image to be processed, to obtain a first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xu Bao, Junfan Lin, Chao Dong, Juan Lin, Haoran Wang, Ligen Dai, Furong Zhao, Mingyang Huang, Chuanjun Li, Zhineng Lin, Songfang Han, Wenqi Liu
  • Patent number: 10958823
    Abstract: An imaging system has an interchangeable lens and a camera body capable of communicating with the interchangeable lens. A camera control unit of the camera body acquires focus-sensitivity-related information (including sensitivity information at an image height of the center and correction information of the sensitivity that changes depending on the image height) from a lens control unit of the interchangeable lens through communication at a suitable timing. The camera control unit corrects a change of the sensitivity caused by the image height using image height information of a focus detection region selected from a plurality of focus detection regions and the acquired focus sensitivity correction information. The camera control unit calculates a driving amount of the focus lens from the focus detection signal using the corrected focus sensitivity, generates a control signal for instructing the driving amount, and transmits the control signal to a lens control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideya Takanashi, Atsushi Sugita
  • Patent number: 10958847
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device, an image processing method, and an image processing system which obtains a sensing image and a viewing image by one imaging element. The imaging device includes a control unit that controls irradiation with invisible light, an imaging element that includes a first pixel that is capable of detecting the invisible light, and a second pixel that is capable of detecting visible light. The imaging device further includes an image generation unit that generates a first image including the invisible light component and a second image including a visible light component on the basis of a first pixel signal transmitted from the first pixel and a second pixel signal transmitted from the second pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Sakamoto, Yasunori Kano, Yasushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10935870
    Abstract: Digital camera comprising an upright Wide camera configured to provide a Wide image with a Wide image resolution and a folded Tele camera configured to provide a Tele image with a Tele image resolution higher than the Wide image resolution, the Wide and Tele cameras having respective Wide and Tele fields of view FOVW and FOVT and respective Wide and Tele image sensors, the digital camera further comprising a rotating OPFE operative to provide a folded optical path between an object or scene and the Tele image sensor, wherein rotation of the OPFE moves FOVT relative to FOVW. In some embodiments, a rectangular FOVT is orthogonal to a rectangular FOVW. When included in a host device having a user interface that displays FOVT within FOVW, the user interface may be used to position FOVT relative to FOVW, scan FOVT across FOVW and acquire, store and display separate Wide and Tele images, composite Wide plus Tele images and stitched Tele images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gal Shabtay, Ephraim Goldenberg, Eran Kali, Noy Cohen, Gil Avraham, Ruthy Katz
  • Patent number: 10931869
    Abstract: A digital camera includes a rear display unit, an imaging optical system, an operation button, a touch panel, a shutter unit, an imaging element, a main control unit, a digital signal processing unit, and a setting information storage unit. After setting information is set in a first setting item and a second setting item of an imaging condition, in a case where the setting information of the first setting item is changed through the touch panel, the main control unit changes the setting information of the second setting item to setting information according to the setting information of the first setting item after the change. When determination is made that a specific setting operation is performed, the main control unit reads the setting information of the first setting item and the second setting item from the setting information storage unit and restores the setting information to the setting information before the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukinori Nishiyama, Yuji Hasegawa, Satoru Wakabayashi, Tomoyuki Mizuta, Shunta Ego, Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10924659
    Abstract: Portable electronic devices can be provided with stimulus features for the benefit of the subject to be captured in an image. Such stimulus features can attract the attention of the subject toward the camera when provided by components that are integrated with or coupled to the electronic device. The stimulus features can attract the attention and gaze of the subject prior to and during capture of the image. The stimulus features can also be provided to the subject as a reward during and after capture of the image. These features allow the user of the electronic device to focus on operation of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen B. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10911662
    Abstract: A portable communication device is provided that is configured to obtain a first image corresponding to an object external to the portable communication device based at least in part on a first focus and a first exposure. The first image, a first graphical user interface (GUI) corresponding to the first focus, and a second GUI are displayed corresponding to the first exposure. The second GUI is moved according to a drag input detected via the touchscreen. The moving includes displaying the second GUI in a moved position. Based at least in part on the drag input, the displayed first image is replaced with a second image using a second exposure determined with respect to the moved position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jong Pil Shin, Do Hwan Choi, Jong Hyun An, Chang Woo Park, Ha Ran Jung
  • Patent number: 10905370
    Abstract: An allergy skin test device can include a support strip having a top and bottom face. An allergen can be applied to an area of the bottom face forming an allergen portion. A skin viewing portion can be located proximate or at the allergen portion. An adhesive can be applied to an area of the bottom face forming an adhesion portion. When applied to the skin of a subject, the allergy skin test device can facilitate viewing of a portion of the skin beneath the allergy skin test device through the skin viewing portion. A method of testing a subject for an allergy can include applying an allergy skin test device to the skin of the subject, recording two or more images of the skin of the subject, and electronically comparing the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Rememdia LC
    Inventor: Fraser M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10911739
    Abstract: The present invention provides a camera device capable of quickly processing image data while suppressing bus traffic. In the present invention, an image memory 50 is connected to a memory bus 70 and stores a right source image 220 and a left source image 210. A memory access management 40 is connected to the memory bus 70 and to an internal bus 80, reads the right source image 220 and the left source image 210 from the image memory 50 via the memory bus 70, and outputs the read right source image 220 and the left source image 210 to the internal bus 80. Processing unit A 30, processing unit B 31, and processing unit C 32 are connected to the internal bus 80 and process the image data output to the internal bus 80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Matsuo, Manabu Sasamoto, Atsushi Ichige
  • Patent number: 10904436
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an image sensor including an image generator configured to generate and output a pixel image, an image processing device configured to process the pixel image, and a storage unit configured to store the pixel image, and an application processor configured to generate a mode setting signal and configured to transmit the generated mode setting signal to the image processing device. The image processing device is configured to generate a plurality of path selection signals for selecting a path to use by the image processing device to process the pixel image, based on the mode setting signal. The image processing device selects a compression ratio for the pixel image based on at least one of an input signal of a user, an analysis result of the pixel image, and a motion signal of the image sensor, and compresses the pixel image based on the selected compression ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Sung Heo, Kyung Ho Kim, Won Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 10877261
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a power supply line, a regulator configured to generate a voltage from a power supply output and output the voltage to a power supply line, a current comparison circuit configured to detect an abnormality of an input current in the regulator, a voltage comparison circuit configured to detect an abnormality of an output voltage in the regulator, a power calculation circuit configured to calculate a power value as a product of the input current and the output voltage, and a power supply line abnormality judgment circuit configured to judge an abnormal state of the power supply line based on the power value, and a power supply control unit configured to control power supply output based on a judgment result of the power supply line abnormality judgment circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Tachikawa
  • Patent number: 10880485
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging apparatus that images a subject and allows recording of moving image data. A setting unit of the imaging apparatus receives first setting for setting ON or OFF of display of level meter (201) on display unit (190) and second setting for setting ON or OFF of a mute function which is a function of recording a sound indicating silence. When a moving image is captured, a controller of the imaging apparatus is configured such that, if the display of level meter (201) is OFF in the first setting, and further, when the mute function is ON in the second setting, at least one of level meter (201) and mute display (202) is displayed in display unit (190).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yoshio Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 10873726
    Abstract: During operation, a facility may utilize many sensors, such as cameras, to generate sensor data. The sensor data may be processed by an inventory management system to track objects, determine the occurrence of events at the facility, and so forth. At any given time, some of these sensors may fail to provide timely data, may fail to provide any data, may generate inaccurate data, and so forth. Described are techniques to determine failure of sensors and adjust operation of the inventory management system to maintain operability during sensor failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Emilio Ian Maldonado, Daniel Bibireata, Nishitkumar Ashokkumar Desai, Yasser Baseer Asmi, Xiaofeng Ren, Jaechul Kim
  • Patent number: 10861188
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image that is obtained by synthesizing a plurality of images captured by a plurality of first image capturing units that respectively capture a monitoring region, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a second image that is obtained by a plurality of images captured by a second image capturing unit that captures the monitoring region by turning the second image capturing unit in a tilt direction and in a pan direction, and an output unit configured to output information indicating a region that cannot be captured by the plurality of first acquisition units, based on the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuiko Fukui
  • Patent number: 10863061
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a structure for suppressing occurrence of dew condensation on a cover member in an image sensor for industrial use. An image sensor includes an illumination part for illuminating a subject, a lens part for forming an optical image of the subject, an imaging part for generating an image based on the optical image, and a housing for accommodating the illumination part, the lens part, and the imaging part. A light-transmissive cover member covering a front side of the lens part and the illumination part is attached to the housing. A wall member partitioning a space where the lens part is arranged and a space where the illumination part is arranged is provided inside the housing, and the housing has a heat transfer structure for transferring heat generated inside the housing to the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhito Uetsuji, Masahiro Takayama
  • Patent number: 10861244
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved approach for generated recordings from augmented reality systems from the perspective of a camera within the system. Instead of re-using rendered virtual content from the perspective of the user's eyes for AR recordings, additional virtual content is rendered from an additional perspective specifically for the AR recording. That additional virtual content is combined with image frames generated by a camera to form the AR recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Reza Nourai, Michael Harold Liebenow, Robert Blake Taylor, Robert Wyatt
  • Patent number: 10845784
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a technique for facilitating management of image sensors having a modular structure. A sensor system includes image sensors and an information processing device. The image sensor is a modular image sensor configured by combining modularized components. Each of the components includes a non-volatile memory for storing specific information related to the component. The information processing device includes an information acquisition part for acquiring the information stored in the memory of the component constituting the image sensor from each of the image sensors in an image sensor group installed in a target range via the network, and an information generation part for generating configuration list information indicating a combination of the components for each of the image sensors with respect to the image sensor group installed in the target range based on the information acquired by the information acquisition part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Horie, Masahiro Takayama
  • Patent number: 10848647
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods, for use in filmmaking involving a composite environment, are disclosed that provide tracking markers for image acquisition and allow, during post processing, for use of the tracking markers to ascertain camera movement during filming and compositing of to-be-inserted images into shots obtained by a cinematic camera without having to remove the tracking markers from the primary images that are composited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Brendan Bellomo, Michael Hwang
  • Patent number: 10845603
    Abstract: An imaging assisting device includes a head-mounted display unit worn to a head of a user, and a control unit configured to control the head-mounted display unit. The head-mounted display unit includes a frame worn to the head of the user and a display screen of transmissive type supported by the frame at a position where the display screen covers a field of view of the user in a state that the frame is worn by the user, the display screen being configured to display an object defined in a virtual space such that the object is superimposed on a real space. The control unit displays a guide graphic on the display screen as an object defined in the virtual space, the guide graphic indicating an imaging range of an imaging module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinsaku Abe
  • Patent number: 10848328
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a physical unclonable function (PUF) to generate a unique key using a process variation in a semiconductor manufacturing process, and an encryption unit to encrypt a password and/or bio-information received from a user using the unique key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ICTK Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Kyue Kim, Byong Deok Choi, Dong Hyun Kim, Kwang Hyun Jee
  • Patent number: 10841550
    Abstract: An interchangeable-lens imaging apparatus includes a color-temperature-information calculation circuit and a white-balance-gain calculation circuit. The color-temperature-information calculation circuit calculates color-temperature information on the basis of a first white balance gain associated with a first lens unit and first lens information of the first lens unit. The first white balance gain is calculated on the basis of a signal output from an image sensor. The white-balance-gain calculation circuit calculates a second white balance gain associated with a second lens unit that is different from the first lens unit on the basis of the color-temperature information and second lens information acquired from the second lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Shinya Takasumi
  • Patent number: 10839479
    Abstract: There is provided with an imaging apparatus. An imaging unit captures an image with use of a fisheye lens. An image conversion unit converts an input image obtained from the imaging unit into a panoramic image, by performing geometrical conversion on the input image such that a region of the input image in which a distance from a point on an optical axis is smaller than a set distance becomes a perspective projection, and such that a region in which the distance is larger than the set distance becomes a stereographic projection. The set distance is determined based on an accuracy of fisheye lens distortion correction with respect to the fisheye lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeo Umesawa
  • Patent number: 10832375
    Abstract: Particular embodiments decompose an image comprising a scene into a diffuse component and a specular component. Each of the components represent a contribution to lighting in the scene. A set of motion vectors may be extracted in order to capture motion in the scene. Finally, a final contribution of each of the components to the image may be computed based on the motion vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Henning Zimmer, Olga Sorkine Hornung, Oliver Wang, Alexander Sorkine Hornung, Wenzel Jakob, Fabrice Pierre Armand Rousselle, Wojciech Krzysztof Jarosz, David M. Adler
  • Patent number: 10832374
    Abstract: Particular embodiments perform a light path analysis of an image comprising a scene, wherein the scene comprises at least one refractive or reflective object. The image may be decomposed based on the light path analysis into a plurality of components, each of the components representing a contribution to lighting in the scene by a different type of light interaction. For each of the components, one or more motion vectors are extracted for each of the components in order to capture motion in the scene. Finally, a final contribution of each of the components to the image is computed based on the motion vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Henning Zimmer, Olga Sorkine Hornung, Oliver Wang, Alexander Sorkine Hornung, Wenzel Jakob, Fabrice Pierre Armand Rousselle, Wojciech Krzysztof Jarosz, David M. Adler
  • Patent number: 10827117
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a method and apparatus for generating an indoor panoramic video. For each of frames of the fish-eye video, coordinates of each of pixels of this frame in an image coordinate system are converted into coordinates in a spherical coordinate system to obtain a spherical coordinate system-based hemispherical fish-eye image. The frustum parameters of each of the N texture images of N viewing angles for the hemispherical fish-eye image are determined according to a shape of a preset living room. Based on the frustum parameters of each of the N texture images of N viewing angles, the N texture images of N viewing angles for the hemispherical fish-eye image are obtained. The N texture images of N viewing angles are rendered onto the N faces inside the preset living room, to generate the panoramic video image corresponding to the frame. As such, in the embodiment of the present application, a panoramic video image having a stereoscopic effect can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaodong Lin, Quanzhan Wang, Jie Chen, Bin Guo
  • Patent number: 10824824
    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: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Diorio
  • Patent number: 10810714
    Abstract: An image processing method includes acquiring a captured image that has been generated by imaging through an imaging optical system inclined relative to an imaging plane, acquiring inclination information of the imaging optical system, acquiring aberration information of the imaging optical system, and performing image restoration processing on the captured image based on the aberration information. The image restoration processing includes a setting of a correction amount of the captured image according to the inclination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichi Kusumi
  • Patent number: 10805539
    Abstract: Provided in an embodiment of the present application are an anti-shake method for a camera and a camera. The method comprises: obtaining current shake data of a camera, wherein the shake data comprises position change data of the camera when the camera shakes, and the shake data is detected by a shake detector; determining, according to a preset relationship between position change of an anti-shake lens for shake compensation and shake data, movement data of the anti-shake lens; and adjusting a position of the anti-shake lens according to the movement data, so that an image sensor captures a shake-compensated image. By applying the embodiment of the present application, anti-shake processing can be performed for the higher or lower frequency shake, improving anti-shake performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weimin Ma, Chenyi Shen, Huan Wang, Can You
  • Patent number: 10796422
    Abstract: A system and method allows a light colored image of an object such as a check to be detected and captured on a light colored background for uploading to a server for processing. Detection involves detecting edges of objects on the image, drawing a rectangle around the detected edges, testing for an aspect ratio of the rectangle within an approved range, testing for the rectangle being outside of a margin of the image and being a certain percentage of the image, and testing for blur within a tolerable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Amy L. Acuff
  • Patent number: 10796451
    Abstract: An object tracking method, device are provided according to the disclosure. The object tracking method includes: acquiring an object image comprising an object; determining a current image with the object from images captured consecutively, according to the object image; calculating a first pose of the object in the current image using a first algorithm, and calculating a second pose of the object in the current image using a second algorithm, wherein the first algorithm has a faster calculating speed than the second algorithm; determining a pose of the object to be the first pose before a calculation of the second pose is completed; and in a case that the calculation of the second pose is completed, calculating a third pose of the object according to the first pose and the second pose; and determining the pose of the object to be the third pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sili Chen, Yongjie Zhang, Zhaoliang Liu, Yuan Lin, Hongwu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10789731
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for detecting an object (12) alongside a road (10) of a motor vehicle (1) based on at least two images (13) of an environmental region (9) of the motor vehicle (1) consecutively captured by at least one vehicle-side camera (4) for extrinsic calibration of the at least one camera (4), wherein the images (13) at least partially display a texture of a road surface (11) and wherein the following steps are performed: a) determining at least two mutually corresponding blocks (14) based on the at least two images (13); b) determining respective motion vectors for each of the at least two pairs of mutually corresponding blocks (14); c) determining a depth information concerning the at least two images (13) based on the at least two motion vectors; d) detecting the object (12) based on the depth information. The invention also relates to a computing device (3), a driver assistance system (2) as well as a motor vehicle (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Connaught Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Pantelis Ermilios, Bryan Mcnamara, William O'Grady, Myles Friel
  • Patent number: 10788830
    Abstract: A method is described. The method includes obtaining a plurality of images. The method also includes detecting an object in the plurality of images. The method further includes determining a plurality of feature points on the object. The feature points have an established relationship to each other based on an object type. The method additionally includes determining a motion trajectory and a camera pose relative to a ground plane using the plurality of feature points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Arunandan Sharma
  • Patent number: 10778878
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an image includes a camera configured to obtain a fixed image signal based on non-movement of the camera and obtain a variable image signal based on movement of the camera; a communication interface configured to receive a command; a driver configured to move the camera in response to the command; and a processor configured to process the fixed image signal based on a fixed image signal process parameter value, and process the variable image signal based on a variable image signal process parameter value, the variable image signal process parameter value having an image signal process parameter value based upon which a high frequency component of the variable image signal is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Gon Kim, Yun Seok Kwon
  • Patent number: 10771687
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit, a first recording unit configured to record, in a temporary storage, a plurality of images obtained by continuous shooting performed by the image capturing unit, a second recording unit configured to record, in a recording medium, the images recorded in the temporary storage, and a control unit configured to perform control to, in a case where a first operation and a second operation by a user are accepted when an image is being recorded in the recording medium, discard the images recorded in the temporary storage and stop a process of recording the image in the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masato Uchihara, Takayuki Hara
  • Patent number: 10771774
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes an image renderer per eye, at least one optical element arranged on an optical path between the image renderer and an image plane and a processor coupled to the image renderer. The processor or an image source communicably coupled to the processor is configured to generate a warped image based upon the optical properties of the first optical portion and the second optical portion. The processor is configured to render the warped image via the image renderer, wherein projections of a first portion and a second portion of the warped image are to be differently magnified by the first optical portion and the second optical portion of the at least one optical element, respectively, to produce the image on the image plane in a manner that the produced image appears de-warped to a user. The image has a spatially-variable angular resolution on an image plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Varjo Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Klaus Melakari, Evgeny Shirko