Remote Control Patents (Class 348/211.99)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 10298617
    Abstract: Systems and processes that may be implemented to manage access by software applications to various resources of a user telecommunications device are disclosed. The systems and processes may implement a trust policy which reflects privacy criteria selected by a user of the user telecommunications device, wherein the trust policy overrides registered permissions of the software applications. The user telecommunication device may include a memory that stores a software application has been granted registered permissions to access a input and/or output component of the user telecommunications device as well as a trust policy has been set by the user to proscribe access by that particular software application to the input and/or output component. In implementing the trust policy, the software application may be prevented from accessing the input and/or output component notwithstanding the software application having registered permissions to access the input and/or output component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Arash Obaidi, Eric W. Yocam
  • Patent number: 10284558
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing privacy settings of shared content include receiving content associated with an object; receiving privacy settings associated with the object associated with the received content; based on the received privacy settings, obfuscating, at least a portion of the content associated with the object to generated obfuscated content; and transmitting the obfuscated content to a publishing server, wherein the publishing server publishes the obfuscated content to one or more third parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Russell Owen, Ivan Medvedev, Garth Shoemaker, Andrew Swerdlow, Yevgeniy Eugene Shteyn, Amanda Elwell Walker
  • Patent number: 10263701
    Abstract: A display method capable of displaying an image valuable to a user is disclosed. The display method according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: Step S41 of capturing, by an imaging sensor, a still image lit up by a transmitter that transmits a signal by luminance change of light as a subject to obtain a captured image; Step S42 of decoding the signal from the captured image; and Step S43 of reading video corresponding to the decoded signal from a memory and superimposing the video on a target region corresponding to the subject in the captured image for display on a display. In Step S43, out of a plurality of images included in the video, the plurality of images is sequentially displayed from a leading image identical to the still image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10261313
    Abstract: One aspect disclosed is a method including determining a location from a positioning system receiver, determining, using a hardware processor and the location, that the location is approaching a path of direction of visual direction information, displaying the visual direction information on a display of a wearable device in response to the determining, determining, using the positioning system receiver, whether the turn of the visual direction information has been made, determining, by the hardware processor, a first period of time for display of the content data based on whether the turn of the visual direction information has been made, powering on the display and displaying, using the display, content data for the first period of time, turning off the display and the hardware processor following display of the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Bamberger, Peter Brook, Nicolas Dahlquist, Matthew Hanover, Russell Douglas Patton, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II
  • Patent number: 10228699
    Abstract: In an image generation apparatus, an image of a periphery of an own vehicle is captured using an imaging operation of a camera mounted in the own vehicle in a first state that is suitable for capturing an image for recognizing information illustrated on a display board, at a predetermined first timing, and a first captured image is generated from the image captured in the first state. An image of the periphery of the own vehicle is captured using an imaging operation of the camera in a second state that is suitable for capturing an image for recognizing information displayed by light emitted from an electronic display apparatus, at a predetermined second timing, and a second captured image is generated from the image captured in the second state. A process using the first captured image and the second captured image is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshikazu Murao
  • Patent number: 10191713
    Abstract: An information transmitting method and an electronic device using the method are described. The method includes establishing a communication connection with an electronic device; projecting a to-be-transmitted object information into a display screen of the electronic device; transmitting the to-be-transmitted object information to the electronic device to make the electronic device display the to-be-transmitted object information in the display screen. The first electronic device includes a connecting unit, a projecting unit and a transmitting unit. The second electronic device includes a connecting unit, a receiving unit and a display unit. As a result, transmission of the to-be-transmitted object information between devices based on projection achieves a seamless operational experience combining an actual condition and a virtual condition, and the projecting mode is simple and convenient and intuitive and highly effective, which improves features of real-time and ease of use of the transmitted object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinfeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10194090
    Abstract: A view angle control apparatus includes: a view angle change unit to change the view angle of an image; a control unit to perform first control where the view angle change unit changes the view angle from a first view angle to a second view angle that is by a predetermined amount to a wide-angle direction relative to the first view angle, according to a first determination, and perform second control where the view angle change unit changes the view angle to the first view angle, according to a second determination, after the first control; and an operating member to accept an operation of changing a setting of the predetermined amount, and upon an operation having been performed through the operating member between start of the first control and start of the second control, the control unit performs the second control after changing the setting of the predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10187575
    Abstract: An image acquisition apparatus includes a display unit configured to display first display images corresponding to first sequential images generated by an imager unit by imaging simultaneously with second display images corresponding to range specifying sequential images received by a communication unit from at least another image acquisition apparatus, the range specifying sequential images respectively corresponding to second sequential images generated by imaging and being smaller in communication amount than the second sequential images. The image acquisition apparatus further includes an operation unit configured to receive a specified range which is a range in the second sequential images specified by a user operation based on the second display image displayed on the display unit, and a controller unit configured to cause the communication unit to receive the second sequential images including at least the specified range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Shinsuke Homma
  • Patent number: 10187561
    Abstract: The accessory apparatus provides, with an image-capturing apparatus, a notification channel used for providing a notice from the image-capturing apparatus to the accessory apparatus, a first data communication channel used for data transmission from the accessory apparatus to the image-capturing apparatus, and a second data communication channel used for data transmission from the image-capturing apparatus to the accessory apparatus. An accessory controller acquires from a timer, in response to receiving a transmission request as the notice, a first time of receiving the transmission request and acquires, in response to receiving a specific command through the second data communication channel from the image-capturing apparatus, accessory information corresponding to the first time or a second time acquired based on the first time. The accessory controller transmits the accessory information to the image-capturing apparatus through the first data communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hironori Seki, Atsushi Sugita
  • Patent number: 10181803
    Abstract: An appliance includes a driver to drive a load, the load requiring AC power or DC power. A power supply receives one of external AC power, back-up AC power and back-up DC power and outputs at least one of AC power or DC power to the load. An operation mode of the home appliance is one of normal operation when receiving external AC power, normal operation when receiving one of back-up AC power and back-up DC power during a power interruption, and a power save mode when receiving one of back-up AC power and back-up DC power during the power interruption. The power supplies a first power level when there is no power interruption, a second power level when there is power interruption and a third power level when there is power interruption and the power save mode is selected, where the second power level is between the first power level and the third power level. The power save mode is automatically selected when the second power level falls below a reference power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byoungsuk Choi, Jinseok Hu, Heesun Kim, Shinhyun Park
  • Patent number: 10171747
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus to communicate with an external apparatus includes an image capturing unit, a receiving unit, a control unit, a determining unit, and a transmitting unit. The receiving unit receives, from the external apparatus, a synthesizing command for controlling an operation of synthesizing images that have been captured by the image capturing unit under different exposure conditions, and an exposure setting command for controlling an operation of obtaining an image that has been generated under a set exposure condition. The control unit controls an operation that is performed based on the synthesizing and exposure setting commands, where the receiving unit receives the synthesizing and exposure setting commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10075681
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a portable digital video system sized to be worn on the user's body and equipped with a plurality of lens assemblies for recording video in a plurality of directions. In one embodiment, the invention includes a camera unit comprising a first lens assembly, a second lens assembly, a first housing containing the first lens assembly and the second lens assembly, a battery unit, a first storage memory, controller circuitry operable to receive video data from the first lens assembly and the second lens assembly and store the video data in the first storage memory, and a second housing containing the battery unit and attached via a cable to the first housing unit. In some embodiments, the system is equipped with both volatile and non-volatile memory for continuous recording with permanent storage of key video segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Digital Ally, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanton E. Ross, Peng Han
  • Patent number: 10057471
    Abstract: The accessory provides a notification channel used for providing a notice from an image-capturing apparatus to the accessory, a first data communication channel used for data transmission from the accessory to the image-capturing apparatus, and a second data communication channel used for data transmission from the image-capturing apparatus to the accessory. The image-capturing apparatus switches the second data communication channel from a second setting to a first setting after the accessory completes switching of the second data communication channel from the second setting to the first setting. An accessory controller switches a signal level on the first communication channel from the first level to the second level to notify the image-capturing apparatus of the completion of the switching of the second data communication channel from the second setting to the first setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takayuki Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10057477
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging unit configured to generate plural pieces of image data, a storing unit, a first communication control unit configured to sequentially transmit a newest one of the plural pieces of image data and identification information for identifying the newest one of the plural pieces of image data to plural communication devices and receive the identification information received by an operated communication device and elapsed time information from the operated communication device, and an image selection unit configured to select reproduction priority candidate image data, which is obtainable and reproducible by the operated communication device, from among the plural pieces of image data stored in the storing unit based on the elapsed time information and the identification information received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Koichi Shintani
  • Patent number: 10021355
    Abstract: A method for processing a request includes receiving a query request sent by a first terminal. The query request is configured to request to query camera data collected by a camera, the camera data including at least one of image data or video data. The method further includes judging whether an account corresponding to the first terminal has a permission to obtain the camera data according to the query request and pushing a prompt message to a second terminal bound to the camera if the account corresponding to the first terminal does not have the permission. The prompt message is configured to prompt that the camera data is accessed abnormally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Feiyun Li, Changbing Chen, Enxing Hou