Remote Control Patents (Class 348/211.99)
  • Patent number: 11373398
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operating a moving platform to determine an identity of an unidentified target are disclosed. In an example method to determine the identity of the unidentified target, a first moving platform, configured with a first type of sensor, is caused to move to an area associated with the target. An attempt is made to determine, via the first moving platform and the first type of sensor, the identity of the target. Based on the attempt, a second moving platform, configured with a second type of sensor, is caused to move to the area. The identity of the target is determined via the second moving platform and the second type of sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Ray Ross, Renato M. Camarda
  • Patent number: 11331575
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides embodiments of a virtual mapping system for using real world geographical locations to generate virtual environments within game applications. The virtual mapping system allows a game application to identify geographical information associated with real world locations. The geographical information can be used by the game application to recreate the selected geographical location using virtual assets from the game application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Mohamed Marwan Mattar, Meng Wu, John Kolen, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman
  • Patent number: 11314977
    Abstract: A Personal Identity Verification System for verifying the identity of an individual (600) carrying a wireless mobile communications device (400) is proposed, comprising image data of an area of the individual's body, said image data being stored in the wireless mobile communications device (400), at least one image capture device (100) configured to capture visual data of an area of the individual's body and at least one wireless communications module (200) configured to receive the image data from the wireless mobile communications device (400). Further, an electronic circuit (300) is provided that is configured to compare the visual data with the image data and to generate positive verification information when the visual data and the image data are established to be similar within a similarity-tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LEGIC IDENTSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Martin Buck, Marcel Plüss
  • Patent number: 11303877
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for enhancing use of two-dimensional (2D) video analytics by using depth data. Two-dimensional image data representing an image comprising a first object is obtained, as well as depth data of a portion of the image that includes the first object. The depth data indicates a depth of the first object. An initial 2D classification of the portion of the image is generated using the 2D image data without using the depth data. The initial 2D classification is stored as an approved 2D classification when the initial 2D classification is determined consistent with the depth data. Additionally or alternatively, a confidence level of the initial 2D classification may be adjusted depending on whether the initial 2D classification is determined to be consistent with the depth data, or the depth data may be used with the 2D image data for classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AVIGILON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dharanish Kedarisetti, Pietro Russo, Peter L. Venetianer, Mahesh Saptharishi
  • Patent number: 11284012
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of a method for setting camera parameters of a camera, the method comprising: obtaining a first set of image characteristic values of images captured by the camera at a first lighting condition, the image characteristics being dependent on the camera parameters, at least two image characteristic values of the first set respectively corresponding to at least two different values of a same camera parameter; determining at least one second set of image characteristic values by adapting values of the obtained first set of image characteristic values from images captured by the camera at at least one second lighting condition, at least two image characteristic values of the second set respectively corresponding to at least two different values of a same camera parameter; selecting camera parameter values, based on the determined at least one second set of image characteristics; and modifying settings of the camera as a function of the selected values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Johann Citerin, Gérald Kergourlay, Pierre Visa, Falk Tannhauser, Romain Bellessort, Tristan Halna Du Fretay
  • Patent number: 11265477
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit capable of moving its imaging direction and a sound input unit including a plurality of microphones, a sound source direction detecting unit which detects a sound source direction based on sound data from the sound input unit, a control unit which performs processing related to image capturing, and, a vibration detecting unit which detects a vibration due to a contact on a housing of the image capturing apparatus, wherein, in a case where a vibration due to a contact is detected, the sound source direction detecting unit detects a direction of sound due to the contact, the control unit estimates a position of the contact on the housing, and the control unit sets the imaging direction of the image capturing unit to a direction based on the estimated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Toriumi, Kikuo Kazama, Nobuhiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11240425
    Abstract: A method and a device for time synchronisation of the optical transmission of data in free space from a transmitter to at least one receiver are discussed. In the method and the device, the time synchronisation between the image reproduction of a transmitter and the image recording of a camera is to be improved for the optical free space transmission between transmitter and camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DORTMUND
    Inventors: Johannes Klein, Jianshuang Xu, Christian Brauers
  • Patent number: 11229998
    Abstract: A stress saver support device includes a rechargeable/extendable wand that rotates 360 degrees relative to a supporting base which is attached to a swivel joint attached to the backside of the portable device. The lower edge of the wand is hingedly connected to the supporting base to allow the portable device to be properly positioned for viewing by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Atiya Syverson
  • Patent number: 11223773
    Abstract: A WIFI camera with an animated liquid crystal display (LCD) screen includes a camera body, an induction display mechanism connected to the camera body, and a temperature and humidity detecting mechanism connected to the camera body. The induction display mechanism is configured to display a working state of the camera body. The temperature and humidity detecting mechanism is configured to monitor external temperature and humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: NSK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiki Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 11181904
    Abstract: A remote control device for a remotely controlled device including; a first input controller, including a grippable body which a user is able to apply a force and torque thereto with a first hand in order to be able to control yaw, pitch, roll and elevation of a remotely controlled vehicle; a second input controller enabling a user to control, with a second hand, a peripheral device associated with remotely controlled device; a communication device; and a controller, configured to: receive one or more first input and one or more second input signals from the first input controller and the second input controller respectively; and control the communication device for transmitting: a first output signal indicative of a first command based on the force and torque applied to the grippable body; and a second output signal indicative of a second command for controlling the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Amor Griffin
  • Patent number: 11145201
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a memory and a processor. The memory is to store sensor data captured by one or more sensors associated with a first device. Further, the processor comprises circuitry to: access the sensor data captured by the one or more sensors associated with the first device; determine that an incident occurred within a vicinity of the first device; identify a first collection of sensor data associated with the incident, wherein the first collection of sensor data is identified from the sensor data captured by the one or more sensors; preserve, on the memory, the first collection of sensor data associated with the incident; and notify one or more second devices of the incident, wherein the one or more second devices are located within the vicinity of the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shao-Wen Yang, Eve M. Schooler, Maruti Gupta Hyde, Hassnaa Moustafa, Katalin Klara Bartfai-Walcott, Yen-Kuang Chen, Jessica McCarthy, Christina R. Strong, Arun Raghunath, Deepak S. Vembar
  • Patent number: 11115604
    Abstract: Example camera apparatus for generating machine vision data and related methods are disclosed herein. An example apparatus disclosed herein includes a first camera coupled to a movable turret and a second camera coupled to the movable turret. The first camera and the second camera are co-bore sighted. The first camera and the second camera are to generate image data of an environment. The example apparatus includes a processor in communication with at least one of the first camera or the second camera. The processor is to generate a first image data feed and a second image data feed based on the image data. The first image data feed includes a first image data feature and the second image data feed includes a second image data feature different than the first image data feature. The processor is to transmit the second image data feed for analysis by a machine vision analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: INSITU, INC.
    Inventor: David Elliott Anderson
  • Patent number: 11095472
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to vision-based object recognition devices and methods for controlling the same. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, an electronic device may comprise a camera, at least one motor, a communication interface, at least one processor, and a memory electrically connected with the processor, wherein the memory may store commands that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to identify a motion of an external object using a first image obtained by controlling the camera, obtain first direction information based on the identified motion of the external object, drive the at least one motor so that the camera faces a direction determined according to the first direction information, and identify a second electronic device from a second image obtained by controlling the camera facing the determined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Ju Yu, Chan-Won Lee, Si-Hak Jang
  • Patent number: 11095825
    Abstract: A method for controlling a camera that is showing a view of a monitored environment includes receiving, from a user, a user command to change the view of the monitored environment; converting the user command to a camera command, where the camera command includes a change to at least one of a pan setting, a tilt setting, or a zoom setting of the camera; storing, after receiving the user command, a current position of the camera, where the current position includes at least one of a current pan position, a current tilt position, or a current zoom position; controlling, after storing the current position, the camera according to the camera command; receiving, from the user, a back command; and restoring, responsive to the back command, the camera to the current position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Vitalchat, Inc.
    Inventor: Ghafran Abbas
  • Patent number: 11087447
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for stress testing a vehicle identification model by determining image quality parameters optimizing model confidence values. The embodiments comprise one or more memory devices storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute instructions. The one or more processors perform operations comprising receiving a first set of images of the vehicle, wherein the images contain preset values for parameters comprising at least one of a rotation, a focus, a contrast, and a color. The system further analyzes the first set of images with an identification model and determining an initial identification confidence of the vehicle. The system further modifies the first set of images, compares the modified images to the first set of images, and determines whether the model should be modified based on at least the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Price, Chi-San Ho, Aamer Charania, Sunil Vasisht
  • Patent number: 10992850
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including circuitry is provided. The circuitry is configured to transmit list information indicating a plurality of cameras for display on a display device. The circuitry is configured to receive a selection of at least one camera from the plurality of cameras, and control transmission of image data generated by the selected at least one camera. The circuitry is configured to generate a control signal for controlling an operational setting of the selected at least one camera, and transmit the generated control signal to the selected at least one camera. The circuitry is configured to transmit transmission information indicating a transmission state of the selected at least one camera, and transmit correspondence relationship information indicating a correspondence relationship between the plurality of the cameras and a plurality of communication devices. Further, the circuitry is configured to change the correspondence relationship information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10979645
    Abstract: A video capturing device may include a video calibrator connected to one or more fixed cameras and a PTZ camera. The video calibrator may receive a first image captured by the one or more fixed cameras and a second image acquired by performing image capturing while moving the PTZ camera, search an image area matched with the first image within a reference window which is specified in the second image according to a default value associated with an aiming direction of the fixed camera, and output information associated with the searched image area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sunmi Kim, Daesang Kim
  • Patent number: 10909766
    Abstract: A video map engine system includes a configuration management client, multiple video equipments, a video access server, an augmented reality processor, and an augmented reality client. The parameters of the video equipments includes azimuth angle P, vertical angle T and zoom factor Z of the video equipment, the augmented reality client is adapted for calculating the location where the augmented reality tag is presented in the real-time video according to the values of P, T, Z and the target location carried by the augmented reality tag, and presenting the augmented reality tag on the corresponding location of the real-time video. Therefore, the real-time video is served as the base map, and the augmented reality tag is presented on the base map, thereby achieving a video map effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GOSUNCN TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shenghui Chen, Guanjie Xu, Chaowei Meng, Weijian Hu, Xianjing Lin, Jianrong Zhong, Zhuofeng Liu, Zhizhao Deng, Shengxin Jiang, Kejun Luo, Wenguo Gao, Xiwan Ning, Chunsen Qiu, Tongyu Huang, Gang Wang, Yibing Song, Yuqing Hou, Shuangguang Liu
  • Patent number: 10869394
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes receiving, at a circuit board, a power from a power supply. The method further includes filtering, at the circuit board and via a power filter having at least three choke filters, the power to produce a filtered power. The method further includes dividing, at a first portion of a circuit on the circuit board, a power associated with the filtered power into a first power and a second power, a characteristic of the first power differing from a characteristic of the second power by a factor of at least 1.5 or at most one half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MANAGEMENT SERVICES GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas S. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10860845
    Abstract: A system for determining a quantitative accuracy of a test movement relative to a reference movement includes a display output device, a memory, and a processor operatively connected to the display output device and the memory. The memory stores motion capture data and programming instructions. The processor executes the programming instructions to determine a quantitative accuracy of the test movement relative to the reference movement. A method, executable by the processor, for determining the quantitative accuracy includes receiving, with the processor, motion capture data that includes the reference movement and the test movement. The motion data is split into individual movements, and the test movement is aligned with the reference movement. The processor computes a quantitative accuracy of the test movement relative to the reference movement, and generates, with the display output device, a visualization representative of the test movement. The computed accuracy is encoded into the visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Yen-Lin Chen, Lincan Zou, Liu Ren
  • Patent number: 10855728
    Abstract: Systems and methods for directly accessing video data streams and data between devices in a video surveillance system can include a first camera of a mobile device capturing an image of a field of view of a video data stream displayed on a second device, the mobile device matching the field of view with a source of the video data stream, and responsive to matching the field of view with the source, the mobile device retrieving the video data stream directly from the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC
    Inventors: Deepak Sundar Meganathan, Avijit Saha, Venugopala Reddy Janga
  • Patent number: 10841639
    Abstract: A processing method for a processing device associated with a retrieval device. The processing device is driven by a control device and is able to control the retrieval of data on the retrieval device. The method includes, on the processing device, the following steps: receiving data to be retrieved on the retrieval device; obtaining a motion information item originating from the control device; and processing the data to be retrieved as a function of the motion information item received, independently of an initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Martin Conan, Jean-Bernard Leduby
  • Patent number: 10839672
    Abstract: A security device includes a housing, a digital camera, an electronic storage medium, and a communication module. The digital camera is coupled to the housing and is configured to capture data. The electronic storage medium is coupled to the digital camera such that the electronic storage medium is configured to store the captured data therein. The communication module is configured to transmit the captured data according to an ordered sequence of data transmissions in response to the occurrence of a triggering event, the ordered sequence including (i) a first transmission of captured data including data captured prior to the triggering event, and (ii) a second transmission of captured data including data captured subsequent to the triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Marc Allan Harris
  • Patent number: 10790729
    Abstract: A direct drive servo motor is provided and may include a quadrature encoder and a silicone rubber sleeve affixed to the encoder's shaft that is attached to the rotor hub and may also include an axle fixed to the rotor hub, inner and outer bearings, front and rear bearing plates, an outer stator, and an inner rotor rare earth magnet ring. A computer-controlled camera system is also provided and includes a direct drive camera gimbal; a pan-bar system; a robotic control system; a master interconnect unit; custom control software; and a track and gantry system. A universal camera tripod head adapter is also provided and includes front and rear clamps, a clamp handle, side and rear brackets and a silicone rubber sleeve affixed to the shaft of each encoder that rides on the pan and tilt axis lips of a camera tripod head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Steven W. David
  • Patent number: 10782926
    Abstract: The present invention provides a double-screen display device, including a front screen having at least a first display area for displaying information required by a user; and a rear screen having at least a second display area, a fingerprint sensor, a sensor group, a camera module and a microphone. The fingerprint sensor is located on a bottom of the second display area. The sensor group, the camera module and the microphone are located on a top of the second display area. The front screen and the rear screen are controlled and switched according to a switching condition by a central processor unit in the double-screen display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min Zheng
  • Patent number: 10778834
    Abstract: A control device for controlling an electronic device over a communication network; the electronic device comprises data storage having control parameters and associated access levels which control operation of the electronic device; circuitry which generates a control setup message including the control parameters and access levels; and a network interface for sending the control setup message. The control device comprises: circuitry for determining an access level of a user logged in to the control device; a network interface for receiving the control setup message; control interface setup circuitry for generating a set of control parameters, extract control parameters having an access level equal to or lower than the access level of the user logged in to the control device; and a graphic generating circuitry for generating a graphical control interface comprising control graphics enabling control of different states of operation of the electronic device corresponding to the extracted control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Björn Berglund, Joacim Tullberg, Sebastian Hultqvist, Jonas Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10768425
    Abstract: An augmented-reality device is provided. The augmented-reality device is configured to retrieve security information for a plurality of persons at respective security checkpoints. In addition, the augmented-reality device is configured to concurrently display the security information for each of the plurality of persons on an augmented-reality display. Security information is superimposed on or adjacent to each of the plurality of persons located at respective security checkpoints, the display configured to maintain visibility of the security checkpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SECURIPORT LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Carpenter, Edward Roderick, Enrique Segura
  • Patent number: 10728429
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses for film virtual production including a virtual camera including plural arms with map-able control buttons, at least one of which is pivotable and a retroreflective marker tree fixedly associated with one of the pivoting arms, the retroreflective marker tree virtually representing the virtual camera that is fixedly associated with one the arms, with a center node designating said virtual camera lens and with tree extensions representing position and orientation information for said virtual camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Derry, Robert Derry, Alejandro Arango, Gary Martinez
  • Patent number: 10713811
    Abstract: A security camera system includes a base unit and sensor modules for generating image data. The base unit includes several mounting sockets arranged at different elevational and azimuthal directions around the base unit, and the sensor modules attach, for example, magnetically, to the mounting sockets. The security camera system is capable of automatic detection of the location of the sensor modules, as the identification information for the mounting sockets to which the sensor modules are attached are identified by image analytics. A reference image depicting the security camera system or an area surrounding the security camera system is analyzed and the positions of the sensor modules are determined based on the reference image. In the latter example, the reference image includes markers designating points of reference visible to the sensor modules and is compared to image data generated by the sensor modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Siu, Christopher Cianciolo
  • Patent number: 10701258
    Abstract: [Problem] To enable imaging to be performed with appropriate timing. [Solution] In a camera manipulation device 1 according to the present invention, a trigger signal T12 is issued and imaging is begun when a prescribed command is transmitted from a control circuit side to an imaging unit side (see S12). Because the issuance of such trigger signal T12 is not accepted before a character reception start command is issued, it is possible to perform imaging with appropriate timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KOWA COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohisa Azegami
  • Patent number: 10656503
    Abstract: A method for controlling a gimbal includes obtaining a current angle of view of a photographing device provided on the gimbal, determining, according to the current angle of view, an adjustment strategy for adjusting the gimbal that allows the photographing device to output stable images, and adjusting the gimbal according to the adjustment strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zisheng Cao, Bingzhen Yang, Lifu Yu, Yan Wang
  • Patent number: 10645296
    Abstract: A first imaging unit images subject light after angle-of-view mark light is removed by a dichroic mirror, and outputs a first imaging signal. A second imaging unit images the angle-of-view mark light of each of other television cameras. A calculating unit calculates a position of a virtual angle-of-view mark showing an imaging angle of view of each of the other television cameras in an imaging angle of view of the host television camera based on the angle-of-view mark light of each of the other television cameras. An image compositing unit generates a composite image by compositing a virtual angle-of-view mark image and a virtual angle-of-view frame image corresponding to the position of the virtual angle-of-view mark with a video image based on the first imaging signal. The composite image is displayed on a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsu Wada
  • Patent number: 10587836
    Abstract: A medical imaging system includes an image sensor and a processor. The image sensor generates a sensor video signal comprising a plurality of portions. The processor receives the sensor video signal, processes a first portion of the plurality of portions of the sensor video signal according to a first processing mode to generate a first processed video signal, processes a second portion of the plurality of portions of the sensor video signal according to a second processing mode to generate a second processed video signal, and generates an output video signal using the first processed video signal and the second processed video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KARL STORZ Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc R. Amling, Helga Schemm
  • Patent number: 10582109
    Abstract: A control apparatus controls an image capturing unit for which an image capturing direction is movable inputs at least one of a setting value for restricting a movable range for which the image capturing direction of an image capturing unit is movable, or a setting value for restricting a visible range for which displaying is permitted in a range capturable by moving the image capturing direction of the image capturing unit and controls one of the movable range or the visible range based on a setting value for restricting the other of the movable range and the visible range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masao Akaishi
  • Patent number: 10574957
    Abstract: A source and a sink device are provided. The sink device includes: an interface configured to receive, from a source device, a content, and image quality-related data regarding a next scene to be output after a scene output from the sink device from among a plurality of scenes forming the content; a storage configured to store the image quality-related data received from the source device; and a processor configured to perform an image quality improvement process with respect to the next scene to be output using the stored image quality-related data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-bo Oh
  • Patent number: 10567652
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a communication unit that communicates with an external apparatus, and a control unit that controls the imaging apparatus with any one of a plurality of imaging modes using the imaging unit. The control unit controls the imaging unit based on content of a signal received from the external apparatus. The control unit enables transmission of information representing that communication via the communication unit is disconnectable to the external apparatus, based on the content of the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Takagi
  • Patent number: 10559202
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a memory and a processor. The memory is to store sensor data captured by one or more sensors associated with a first device. Further, the processor comprises circuitry to: access the sensor data captured by the one or more sensors associated with the first device; determine that an incident occurred within a vicinity of the first device; identify a first collection of sensor data associated with the incident, wherein the first collection of sensor data is identified from the sensor data captured by the one or more sensors; preserve, on the memory, the first collection of sensor data associated with the incident; and notify one or more second devices of the incident, wherein the one or more second devices are located within the vicinity of the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shao-Wen Yang, Eve M. Schooler, Maruti Gupta Hyde, Hassnaa Moustafa, Katalin Klara Bartfai-Walcott, Yen-Kuang Chen, Jessica McCarthy, Christina R. Strong, Arun Raghunath, Deepak S. Vembar
  • Patent number: 10516814
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a camera assembly and an electronic device. The camera assembly includes a camera module, a motor and a transmission module. The transmission module is connected between the camera module and the motor. The motor is configured to drive the transmission module so as to drive the camera module to move. The transmission module defines at least one concave part set on a lateral wall of the transmission module. Thus, an empty space may be formed above the concave part. In the electronic device, the empty space may be utilized as the clearance area of the antenna radiator inside the electronic device. Therefore, the performance of the antenna installed close to the camera module may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICAITONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10455132
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises: a communication unit for communication with an image capturing apparatus including a display unit; an input unit configured to input a setting change request to the image capturing apparatus; and a control unit configured to control the communication unit to transmit, to the image capturing apparatus, second information to be highlighted together with first information indicating contents of the setting change request so as to highlight a display element related to the setting change request when displayed in the display unit of the image capturing apparatus in a case where the contents of the setting change request meet a predetermined condition, and control the communication unit to transmit the first information to the image capturing apparatus without transmitting the second information in a case where the contents of the setting change request do not meet the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Ota
  • Patent number: 10425623
    Abstract: A control device includes a data storing unit, a synchronization control unit, a light emission control unit, and a luminance adjustment unit. The light emission control unit derives a luminance adjustment parameter for adjusting a light emission luminance of light emitting elements when a video image is displayed with a total number of vertical lines in a current frame such that a total light emission amount of the light emitting elements during one frame period when the video image is displayed with the total number of vertical lines in the current frame is equal to a total light emission amount of the light emitting elements during one frame period when a video image is displayed with a pre-set minimum number of vertical lines. The luminance adjustment unit adjusts, based on the luminance adjustment parameter, the light emission luminance of the light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Ishii
  • Patent number: 10395066
    Abstract: The invention relates to digital data processing systems that use a microphone and/or a camera as a means of inputting information. More particularly, the invention relates to the security and protection of computers or computer systems from unauthorized actions by controlling access to a microphone and/or a camera from software applications that request access to the function of a microphone and/or camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KROMTECH ALLIANCE CORP.
    Inventors: Viktor Radulov, Oleksii Shchutskyi, Volodymyr Shelest
  • Patent number: 10373342
    Abstract: Views of a virtual environment can be displayed on mobile devices in a real-world environment simultaneously for multiple users. The users can operate selections devices in the real-world environment that interact with objects in the virtual environment. Virtual characters and objects can be moved and manipulated using selection shapes. A graphical interface can be instantiated and rendered as part of the virtual environment. Virtual cameras and screens can also be instantiated to created storyboards, backdrops, and animated sequences of the virtual environment. These immersive experiences with the virtual environment can be used to generate content for users and for feature films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Jose Perez, III, Peter Dollar, Barak Moshe
  • Patent number: 10366512
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an around view provision apparatus and a vehicle including the same. The around view provision apparatus includes a plurality of cameras mounted on a vehicle, a display, and a processor configured to receive a plurality of images from the plurality of cameras, to check locations of the images using first area patterns in the plurality of images, to compensate a parameter in an image using second area patterns located in overlapping areas between the plurality of images, and to generate an around view image based on the compensated parameter. Accordingly, it is possible to provide an accurate around view image based on a calibrated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Boyoung Jeong, Alexey Rozhkov, Denis Timoshenko
  • Patent number: 10362273
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for managing video data. Embodiments are described by reference to a Digital Video Management (DVM) system, for example methods for providing a user with access to view live feed from cameras in a DVM system. In overview, a DVM system is configured to provide a user interface for allowing an operator to view a plurality of video display objects, wherein each display object is configured to display live video data captured at a camera of the DVM system. The user interface is further configured to provide access to one or more camera groups, wherein the one or more camera groups are respectively defined by dynamic parameters. The DVM system executes a process for updating the constituent cameras of each camera group responsive to changes in the dynamic parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Worrill
  • Patent number: 10348949
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for synchronizing a plurality of devices are disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the synchronizing methods may include receiving a signal for initiating an operation. The methods may also include prioritizing a processing power for the operation. The methods may further include starting the operation at a calculated amount of time after receiving the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI XIAOYI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao He, Qing Hao, Changjiang Wei
  • Patent number: 10347103
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products notify of alarms in security systems. Sensor data is received from an alarm sensor, and an alarm controller determines an alarm condition. Video data associated with the alarm sensor is retrieved. An alarm message may be sent over a wireless network connection, while the video data may be sent over a wireline broadband connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Patent number: 10331729
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for accessing electronic data through entry of images as queries in search engine. The system uses various image capturing devices and communication devices to capture images and enter them into image database. Image recognition techniques encode images in a computer readable format. The processed image is then entered for comparison into at least one database populated with images and associated information. Once the newly captured image is matched with an image in the database, the information linked with that image is returned to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Spencer A Rathus
  • Patent number: 10326929
    Abstract: A camera driving device for see-through displaying in an augmented reality and a method thereof are disclosed. A rear camera driving device of a smart terminal includes a sensing module sensing the real-time natural sight conditions of the user including a sight line, a visual angle, and a view of the user of the smart terminal, and a distance and an angle between a pupil and the smart terminal; a control module controlling shooting conditions including an optical angle, a focus, a focal length and a magnification of a rear camera of the smart terminal based on the real time natural sight conditions of the user transmitted from the sensing module; and a shooting module driven according to the shooting conditions transmitted from the control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Jun Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10303929
    Abstract: A recognition system includes a camera, at least one speaker, a microphone, and a processor in communication with the camera, the speaker, and the microphone. The processor is configured to recognize faces or devices and to receive a selection of at least one face or device to be monitored. The processor is also configured to direct the camera and/or the microphone toward the selected face or device and provide audio from the selected face or device to the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventor: George Sean Garrett
  • Patent number: 10306400
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for verifying that a device is using its Wi-Fi circuitry in compliance with the regulations governing the location in which the device is located. Embodiments discussed herein can verify the location using location verification tools that evaluate locally ascertainable factors that contribute to a probability determination of the device's location. Locally ascertainable factors include information that be gleaned from the surroundings of the device. The surroundings or environment in which the device resides may provide clues as to whether the device is located in a particular regulatory domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Grant Michael Erickson, Hirofumi Honjo, David Sloo