Remote Control Patents (Class 348/211.99)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10004339
    Abstract: A chair for use with a head-mountable display device, the chair comprising a seat portion comprising one or more connection means to allow connection to the head-mountable display device, a base portion, and a rotatable connection between the seat portion and the base portion configured so as to allow an electrical connection to pass between the seat portion and base portion, wherein the electrical connection is operable to transmit at least one of power and digital data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Michael Karl Werle, David Uberti
  • Patent number: 9942458
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus according to the present invention includes image pickup means; holding means for holding a coordinate system used to represent an image capturing direction of the image pickup means or a region in an image capturing range of the image pickup means; reception means for receiving a first command for rotating a captured image obtained by the image pickup means or a captured image cut out from the region in the image capturing range by a certain angle, a second command for rotating the coordinate system held in the holding means about the origin by the certain angle, and specification information for specifying the image capturing direction in the coordinate system; and change control means for executing control to change the image capturing direction of the image pickup means to the image capturing direction specified by the specification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9918614
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes a portion configured to acquire a position of an objective optical system provided in an insertion portion of an endoscope; a portion configured to position the position of the objective optical system on three-dimensional image information about a subject; a portion configured to generate angle-of-view display information related to a picked-up image picked up by an image pickup system including the objective optical system; an instruction portion configured to output an instruction signal; and an image processing portion configured to create an overlapped image obtained by overlapping the angle-of-view display information at a position on the three-dimensional image information corresponding to the position of the objective optical system at a time point of inputting the instruction signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichi Ikuma, Tatsuro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9918016
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor and a recording medium having a program, the program causing the processor to execute operations. The operations include providing a normal mode and a visible light communication mode, wherein the normal mode and the visible light communication mode are switchable. In the normal mode, first image data is obtained by image capture with a first exposure time by sequentially starting exposure for a plurality of exposure lines in an image sensor each at a different time and each of the plurality of exposure lines partially overlaps in exposure time an adjacent exposure line. In the visible light communication mode, (i) a second exposure time of the image sensor is set, (ii) a bright line image is obtained, and (iii) information is obtained by demodulating data specified by a pattern of the plurality of bright lines included in the obtained bright line image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Koji Nakanishi, Hideki Aoyama, Ikuo Fuchigami, Hidehiko Shin, Tsutomu Mukai, Yosuke Matsushita, Shigehiro Iida, Kazunori Yamada
  • Patent number: 9906723
    Abstract: A method for selection between a front-facing camera and a rear-facing camera of a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal, which are used to implement automatic selection between the front-facing camera and the rear-facing camera of the mobile terminal is presented. The method in the embodiments of the present disclosure includes receiving, by a mobile terminal, a photographing request initiated by a user; determining, by the mobile terminal, a distance between the mobile terminal and the user; and if the distance is greater than or equal to a preset numeric value, turning on a front-facing camera of the mobile terminal; or if the distance is less than the preset numeric value, turning on a rear-facing camera of the mobile terminal. The embodiments of the present disclosure can implement automatic selection between the front-facing camera and the rear-facing camera of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: He Wei
  • Patent number: 9870717
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to system(s) and device for assisting a visually impaired user to grip objects. The system may receive an image of an object in real-time and identify a reference image corresponding to the image by comparing the image with reference images. Further, the system may identify a reference tactile image corresponding to the reference image and generate a first set of audio instructions for assisting the visually impaired user to grip the object based on the reference tactile image. Further, the system may receive a tactile image from a tactile glove of the visually impaired user and compare the tactile image with the reference tactile image to identify pressure variation data. Furthermore, the system may generate a second set of audio instructions for guiding the visually impaired user to grip the object base on a second set of audio instructions generated using the pressure variation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: HCL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Mahesh Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 9843714
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating a speed at which an imaging apparatus changes an imaging range thereof, an input unit configured to input a first instruction for changing display of an image displayed on a display unit, a display control unit configured to, if the input unit has input the first instruction, change display of the image at a speed corresponding to the information acquired by the acquisition unit, and a transmission unit configured to transmit, to the imaging apparatus, a second instruction for changing the imaging range according to the display of the image being changed by the display control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Adachi
  • Patent number: 9832449
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for allowing a user to switch viewing positions and/or perspective while viewing an environment, e.g., as part of a 3D playback/viewing experience, are described. In various embodiments images of the environment are captured using cameras placed at multiple camera positions. During viewing a user can select which camera position he/she would like to experience the environment from. While experiencing the environment from the perspective of a first camera position the user may switch from the first to a second camera position by looking at the second position. A visual indication is provided to the user to indicate that the user can select the other camera position as his/her viewing position. If a user input indicates a desired viewing position change, a switch to the alternate viewing position is made and the user is presented with images captured from the perspective of the user selected alternative viewing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: NextVR Inc.
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Patent number: 9794517
    Abstract: A privacy masking method is provided. The privacy masking method is configured to accurately position a mask area on a privacy area in a captured image despite any kind of camera movement. Therefore, even if a camera makes any one or more of pan, tilt, and zoom movements, the present invention can accurately match a mask area with a privacy area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Ryong Ha, Ki Bum Park
  • Patent number: 9774776
    Abstract: A video recording device (100) includes: a first imaging unit (123) (in camera) arranged on a same face as that of a display unit (121) of a casing of the device; a second imaging unit (124) (out camera) arranged on a face different from that of the display unit of the casing of the device; and an audio input unit (133) that inputs a command voice giving an instruction for recording a video signal. A control unit (104) sets a delay time until start of a recording process performed by the recording unit after input of the command voice to be different in accordance with the enabled imaging unit and sets a delay time of a case where the first imaging unit (123) is enabled to be longer than a delay time of a case where the second imaging unit (124) is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Hirohito Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 9716826
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for determining a suggested camera pose or suggested camera settings for a user to capture one or more images. In some examples, the suggested camera pose or suggested camera settings may be based on an indication of the user's interest and gathered information associated with the user's interests. The user may be guided to adjust an actual camera pose or actual camera settings to match the suggested camera pose or suggested camera settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi Wu, Maha El Choubassi, Igor V. Kozintsev, Richard T. Beckwith, Kenneth T. Anderson, Maria Bezaitis
  • Patent number: 9712657
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a mobile device, such as a smart phone, and associated method for enabling the mobile device to act as a communication proxy for an accessory device, such as a smart watch. The mobile device may be capable of providing proxy communication services for messages received from/provided to the accessory device even when the accessory device has not properly registered for the respective message service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre J. De Filippis, Nicholas J. Circosta, Daniel B. Pollack, Gobind Johar, Justin Wood
  • Patent number: 9710564
    Abstract: A system and computer program product are provided for providing location and spatial data about the physical environment. The system is configured to sense a tag provided in the environment by a mobile device; receive data from the tag at the mobile device, the data including location and spatial data relating to the physical environment of the tag; and represent the location and spatial data from the tag by the mobile device. In one embodiment, sensing a tag may include sensing a tag in the form of a machine-readable symbol; and receiving data from the tag receives data by processing an image of the machine-readable symbol by the mobile device. In another embodiment, sensing a tag includes sensing a tag in the form of a transmitter device; and receiving data from the tag receives data by receiving a signal by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew J. Jarvis
  • Patent number: 9678713
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for controlling a steering of a plurality of cameras to identify a plurality of potential sources, identifying the plurality of potential sources according to image data provided by the plurality of cameras, assigning a beam of a plurality of beams of a plurality of microphones to each of the plurality of potential sources, detecting a first command comprising one of a first audible cue based on signals from a portion of the plurality of microphones, a first visual cue based on image data from one of the plurality of cameras, or both for controlling a media center, and configuring the media center according to the first command. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Dimitrios Dimitriadis, Horst Juergen Schroeter
  • Patent number: 9678338
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communications with wearable devices having displays with low boot time are provided. In one example embodiment, a display command is received at a low-power processor, and the low-power processor boots a video processor. The video processor then boots a high-speed processor as part of managing display of content. In certain embodiments, a low-power wireless connection from a camera to a client device is established. Based on this connection, the low-power processor initiates boot-up of a high-speed processor and wireless communication circuitry, which is used to receive content for display on the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Alex Bamberger, Peter Brook, Nicolas Dahlquist, Matthew Hanover, Russell Douglas Patton, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II