Storage Of Additional Data Patents (Class 348/231.3)
  • Patent number: 11375406
    Abstract: An example device in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure includes an overlay engine, storage engine, and visualization engine. The overlay engine is to generate a static overlay, the storage engine is to store a plurality of static overlays generated by the overlay engine, corresponding to a plurality of time periods. The visualization engine is to visualize dynamic characteristics of the RF information based on generating an animated visualization showing progression of the RF information over time to illustrate historical trending of the dynamic characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Nayot Poolsappasit, Haritha Tamvada, Pengju Jin, Sujatha Mandava
  • Patent number: 11361465
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises an angular velocity detection sensor that detects an angular velocity, an acceleration detection sensor that detects an acceleration, a motion vector detection unit that detects a motion vector on the basis of an image captured by the image capturing apparatus; and a calculation unit that calculates an orientation angle of the image capturing apparatus on the basis of a detection value from the angular velocity detection sensor, a detection value from the acceleration detection sensor, and a detection value from the motion vector detection unit, wherein the calculation unit corrects an output of the angular velocity detection sensor using the detection value obtained by the motion vector detection unit, and calculates an orientation angle of the image capturing apparatus on the basis of the corrected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Hirama
  • Patent number: 11354014
    Abstract: A social media platform provides a map-based graphical user interface (GUI) with multiple geographically anchored icons that are selectable to trigger playback of respective galleries of ephemeral messages. Each of the plurality of location-based ephemeral galleries comprises media content contributed by multiple different users. The ephemeral galleries are compiled based on geotag data associated with respective ephemeral messages submitted by multiple users to be publicly viewable via the map-based GUI. Two or more different types of galleries are represented in the map-based GUI by different, visually distinct types of gallery icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Amitay, Jonathan Brody, Jeffrey Arthur Johnson, Andrew Lin, Walton Lin, John Rauser, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 11336820
    Abstract: A method includes: after a panorama shooting instruction triggered by a user is acquired, shooting a first image, and acquiring a shooting parameter of the first image; determining move guiding information according to a preset move guiding policy, and displaying the move guiding information on a terminal, so as to instruct the user to move the terminal according to the move guiding information; shooting a preset quantity of images according to the shooting parameter of the first image after it is detected that the terminal moves, where the preset quantity of images are background images on both the left and right sides of a background corresponding to the first image; and performing, by using the first image as a center and by using a preset splicing scheme, seamless splicing on the first image and the preset quantity of images, to obtain a panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng Du, Wei Su, Wei Luo, Bin Deng, Landi Li
  • Patent number: 11321869
    Abstract: A Position Identification Solution offers a way to determine the position of a Mobile Device by defining a set of known positions and an associated set of objects, shapes, or attributes. A Mobile Device determines its position by scanning an object, shape, or attribute using an included camera, and a Mobile Application running on the Mobile Device recognizes a specific object, shape, or attribute, and determines a corresponding position, which is used to compute the position of the Mobile Device. The Position Identification Solution may use shapes, colors, or combinations of shape and colors. The Position Identification Solution may be used together with other positioning systems in a Hybrid Positioning System to compute the position of the Mobile Device with increased accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GADGET SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Fabio M. Chiussi, Parameshwar Hegde
  • Patent number: 11314089
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for evaluating at least one view image (M) in order to image at least one viewpoint, which is provided in relation to at least one scene shot (S) of a scene (12), and/or at least one view direction of at least one person (10), said view direction being provided in relation to the at least one scene shot (S), towards a reference, the content of which matches at least one part of the scene (12). The at least one scene shot (S) is provided with the at least one assigned viewpoint (B) and/or the at least one assigned view direction, and the reference (R) is provided together with a result (B?) of the at least one view image (M). Furthermore, the at least one view image (M) is evaluated by means of at least one predefined quality measurement (GM), and the result of the evaluation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Tobias Langner, Martin Haller, Denis Williams, Arnd Rose
  • Patent number: 11316705
    Abstract: An image sensor may use a physical unclonable function (PUF) to generate a unique identifier that may be used for security. Physical unclonable functions utilize variations that occur during manufacturing to generate a unique identifier that may be used to generate a secure encryption key. In an image sensor, analog-to-digital converters may provide the foundation for the physical unclonable function. An image sensor may include an array of imaging pixels having rows and columns, a plurality of analog-to-digital converters, and processing circuitry that is configured to generate a unique identifier based on outputs from the plurality of analog-to-digital converters. The processing circuitry may concatenate one or more bits from test outputs from the analog-to-digital converters to generate the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Spiessens
  • Patent number: 11265474
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described regarding generating, based on zoom settings, various sets of frames of image data (e.g., video data). Cameras comprising one or more camera processors configured to perform the techniques are also disclosed. The camera processor(s) receive a plurality of frames of image data. The camera processor(s) receive, via a user interface, a zoom setting for each of the plurality of frames. The camera processor(s) may generate a first set of frames according to the zoom settings. The camera processor(s) determine a second set of frames, where the second set of frames are different from the first set of frames. The second set of frames may comprise a second zoom that is different than a first zoom applied to the first set of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yuri Dolgin, Yuval Schwartz
  • Patent number: 11245810
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to reduce the load of a user in a case where multiplexed information is embedded in an image. One embodiment of the present invention is an image processing apparatus having: a recognition unit configured to recognize an object within an image; a selection unit configured to select additional information corresponding to an object recognized by the recognition unit from among additional information stored in a storage unit; and a layout unit configured to lay out the additional information so that at least a part of an area in which additional information selected by the selection unit is embedded overlaps an area of an object recognized by the recognition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Mizoguchi, Hiroaki Ogawa, Fumitaka Goto, Hiroyuki Sakai, Hiromitsu Yamaguchi, Tsukasa Doi, Takeru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11205460
    Abstract: A computer readable storage medium has stored thereon a prerecorded video experience container. The prerecorded video experience container includes a prerecorded video file that displays visual content, an executable experience which upon execution enables presentation of additional content associated with the prerecorded video file, and an interactive region of the prerecorded video file, wherein the interactive region of the prerecorded video file is associated with the executable experience such that a user interaction with the interactive region executes the executable experience. The prerecorded video file is displayed in response to a selection of the prerecorded video experience container. The executable experience associated with the prerecorded video file is executed in response to identifying an interaction with the interactive region. The additional content associated with the prerecorded video file is displayed in response to executing the executable experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Gfycat, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Rabbat, Ernestine Fu
  • Patent number: 11134240
    Abstract: A device has a plurality of analog-to-digital converters. Each of the plurality of analog-to-digital converters has a voltage offset, wherein a predefined set of voltage offsets has a voltage offset distribution pattern, which provides a fingerprint for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Sa Xiao, Jean-Luc Loheac, Ward Van Der Tempel, Rachit Mohan
  • Patent number: 11050916
    Abstract: A body-worn surveillance system is associated with the ICV system via a docking mechanism that is connected to the ICV system via a cable, or other means. The ICV system recognizes the specific body-worn system(s). In order to reduce power draw on the mobile battery powered BWV device and thus extend record time(s), the BWV wireless radio is left in a suspended or sleep state and the lower power draw Bluetooth radio is enabled. When the body-worn system is within a specified proximity (RSSI) of the ICV system's wireless Bluetooth transceiver and there are recorded files available for transfer, the BWV device's wireless Ethernet connection will be enabled to transfer AV files to the ICV system, which will then store those files on the ICV system's internal media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Kustom Signals, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Page, Michael Paulson, Dave Teeter
  • Patent number: 11042919
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to better methods for making garments, for example by capturing images of a subject and making garments for that subject without requiring the subject to visit a tailor for conventional measurement with a tape measure. The disclosed methods provide a faster, easier, and more convenient way to acquire measurements. The disclosed methods also provide better fitting garments and higher customer satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: BIT BODY, INC.
    Inventors: Miles Penn, Rafael Witten
  • Patent number: 11039394
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, computer readable media, and other various embodiments are described for location management processes in wearable electronic devices. Performance of such devices is improved with reduced time to first fix of location operations in conjunction with low-power operations. In one embodiment, low-power circuitry manages high-speed circuitry and location circuitry to provide location assistance data from the high-speed circuitry to the low-power circuitry automatically on initiation of location fix operations as the high-speed circuitry and location circuitry are booted from low-power states. In some embodiments, the high-speed circuitry is returned to a low-power state prior to completion of a location fix and after capture of content associated with initiation of the location fix. In some embodiments, high-speed circuitry is booted after completion of a location fix to update location data associated with content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, John James Robertson, Gerald Nilles, Jason Heger, Praveen Babu Vadivelu
  • Patent number: 10992869
    Abstract: An image apparatus includes: an image sensor configured to successively generate image data by continuously imaging an object scene; a memory configured to successively store the image data generated by the image sensor; a touch panel configured to output a first signal for commanding shooting preparation by a touch operation of a user and a second signal for commanding shooting by a release operation of releasing the touch operation; and a processor configured to successively store the image data successively generated by the image sensor in the memory according to a first storage format when the first signal is input from the touch panel and store the image data successively generated by the image sensor in the memory according to a second storage format when the second signal is input from the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Takahashi, Yuiko Uemura, Takeshi Suzuki, Keiji Kunishige
  • Patent number: 10944942
    Abstract: In a case where it is determined by a reliability determination section 501 that retention aberration information of an in-apparatus aberration information retention section 31 is unreliable, a control section 50 sets detection aberration information generated by performing aberration detection processing by a lens aberration detection processing section 32 as application aberration information for correcting an aberration of a captured image. In a case where it is determined that the retention aberration information is reliable, the control section 50 sets the retention aberration information as the application aberration information. Aberration information can be generated if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masafumi Wakazono, Yoshimi Tsuboi, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Haruka Asai, Kazumi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10909613
    Abstract: Graphical user interface for a mobile computer system accesses a data base of products. On the display screen of the mobile computer system, a central image of a product is presented in a central position of the display. A first image of another product is presented on the display to a first side of central position of the display. A second image of another product is presented on the display on the second side of central position of the display. The second side of the display is opposite the first side with respect to the central position. A product image when presented in the central position is scaled to be significantly larger than a corresponding product image when presented on the first and second sides of the central position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Royal App Ltd.
    Inventor: Roy Ittah
  • Patent number: 10848642
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating trusted image data includes an image data generator, a processor and an output unit. The image data generator generates image data of an image to be taken of a three-dimensional scene and trust data of the three-dimensional scene. The trust data indicates a depth information of at least one pixel of the image to be taken or comprises data capable of being used to calculate a depth information of at least one pixel of the image to be taken. The processor generates encrypted image data by encrypting at least the trust data or characteristic data derivable from at least the trust data, so that an authentication of the image data is enabled based on the encrypted image data. The output unit provides trusted image data including the encrypted image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Rainer Matischek
  • Patent number: 10825136
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: first and generation units that generate color signal components for luminance and color signal components for color difference, respectively, in a first color space from an input image signal; an integration unit that integrates the color signal components for luminance and color difference to generate color signal components common for luminance and color difference; a processing unit that performs nonlinear processing on the color signal components common for luminance and color difference; a separation unit that generates luminance and color difference signals in a second color space from the signal that has undergone the nonlinear processing; and a band limiting unit that performs band limitation processing on the color difference signals. A characteristic of the band limitation processing is set on the basis of frequency characteristics of the luminance color difference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shota Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10817979
    Abstract: An image display device that displays an image of 360 degrees includes a display; and a controller configured to generate an image of 360 degrees in a spherical shape by mapping an image of 360 degrees in a planar shape to a sphere, to perform image quality processing on the spherical-shaped 360 degree image, and to control the display to display the 360 degree image on which the image quality processing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-seon Kim, Bong-seok Lee, Hyun-don Yoon
  • Patent number: 10796443
    Abstract: An image depth decoder includes an NIR image buffer, a reference image ring buffer and a pattern matching engine. The NIR image buffer stores an NIR image inputted by a stream. The reference image ring buffer stores a reference image inputted by a stream. The pattern matching engine is coupled to the NIR image buffer and the reference image ring buffer, and performs a depth computation according to the NIR image and the reference image to output at least one depth value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Kneron, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Zhe Jiang, Yuan Du, Li Du, Jie Wu, Jun-Jie Su
  • Patent number: 10771686
    Abstract: A method includes: after a panorama shooting instruction triggered by a user is acquired, shooting a first image, and acquiring a shooting parameter of the first image; determining move guiding information according to a preset move guiding policy, and displaying the move guiding information on a terminal, so as to instruct the user to move the terminal according to the move guiding information; shooting a preset quantity of images according to the shooting parameter of the first image after it is detected that the terminal moves, where the preset quantity of images are background images on both the left and right sides of a background corresponding to the first image; and performing, by using the first image as a center and by using a preset splicing scheme, seamless splicing on the first image and the preset quantity of images, to obtain a panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng Du, Wei Su, Wei Luo, Bin Deng, Landi Li
  • Patent number: 10768267
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes receiver circuitry and controller circuitry. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive a radio signal from a target apparatus. The controller circuitry is configured to estimate first position information of the target apparatus based on a captured image; and estimate second position information of the target apparatus based on both the first position information and information of the radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Kentaro Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10726358
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for training a machine learning software component. In a computing system, a plurality of images and a plurality of location tuples are received. Each of the location tuples includes a subject identifier and a temporal identifier. For each of the location tuples, the subject identifier is associated with an image of the plurality of images using the temporal identifier to form a training data set. The machine learning software component is trained with the training data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SweatWorks, LLC
    Inventor: Nick Howell
  • Patent number: 10713813
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining a gaze position of a user, comprising: receiving an initial image of at least one eye of the user; extracting at least one color component of the initial image to obtain a corresponding at least one component image; for each component image, determining a respective internal representation; determining an estimated gaze position in the initial image by applying a respective primary stream to obtain a respective internal representation for each of the at least one component image; and outputting the estimated gaze position. The processing of the component images is performed using a neural network configured to, at run time and after the neural network has been trained, process the component images using one or more neural network layers to generate the estimated gaze position. A system for determining a gaze position of a user is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: INNODEM NEUROSCIENCES
    Inventors: Etienne De Villers-Sidani, Paul Alexandre Drouin-Picaro
  • Patent number: 10713814
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining a gaze position of a user, comprising: receiving an initial image of at least one eye of the user; extracting at least one color component of the initial image to obtain a corresponding at least one component image; for each component image, determining a respective internal representation; determining an estimated gaze position in the initial image by applying a respective primary stream to obtain a respective internal representation for each of the at least one component image; and outputting the estimated gaze position. The processing of the component images is performed using a neural network configured to, at run time and after the neural network has been trained, process the component images using one or more neural network layers to generate the estimated gaze position. A system for determining a gaze position of a user is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: INNODEM NEUROSCIENCES
    Inventors: Etienne De Villers-Sidani, Paul Alexandre Drouin-Picaro
  • Patent number: 10678844
    Abstract: Media capture apparatus and methods for obtaining metadata. Metadata may be collected and stored in a container independent of audio and/or image (media) content. Some container implementations may be configured to store metadata for a given interval, and media content for a portion of the interval. In action camera implementations, metadata may provide a context related to time, physical conditions of a person, location, surroundings of the video capture. In event recording applications, the metadata container may provide information related to a timeline of the event, environmental conditions, proximity of other capture devices. Metadata may be utilized for processing, viewing, and/or sharing of media content. Individual capture devices may communicate and/or combine metadata to one another in order to expand metadata content. Metadata, video and/or images may be shared between users and/or devices using a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: David Newman, Mark Vaden, Rolf Fischer
  • Patent number: 10650549
    Abstract: Position Identification Solution offers a way to determine the position of a Mobile Device by defining a set of known positions and an associated set of objects, shapes, or attributes. A Mobile Device determines its position by scanning an object, shape, or attribute using an included camera, and a Mobile Application running on the Mobile Device recognizes a specific object, shape, or attribute, and determines a corresponding position, which is used to compute the position of the Mobile Device, The Position Identification Solution may use shapes, colors, or combinations of shape and colors. The Position Identification Solution may be used together with other positioning systems in a Hybrid Positioning System to compute the position of the Mobile Device with increased accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GADGET SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Fabio M. Chiussi, Parameshwar Hegde
  • Patent number: 10642403
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamically controlling a image and video capture device using buttons, virtual buttons, and/or gestures. The system permits the user to control an image capture device by determining through a user command whether to save a captured video as an image or as a video file. For example, holding the capture button beyond a threshold time indicates the capture should be saved as a video, while releasing the capture button before the threshold time indicates the capture should be saved as an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital CE Patent Holdings
    Inventor: Neil Voss
  • Patent number: 10638057
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic device for capturing a reproduction speed changing video which is reproducible in all devices without additional encoding, and a control method thereof. The method of controlling an electronic device for capturing a video includes generating, at a first frame rate, a first frame group obtained by photographing a subject, receiving an input for changing a reproduction speed, and determining a second frame rate based on the changed reproduction speed. The method further includes generating, at the second frame rate, a second frame group obtained by photographing the subject, and generating a single video file by encoding the first frame group and the second frame group based on the first frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-hoon Kang, Dae-gyu Kang
  • Patent number: 10599707
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a visitor to access VR representations authored by different authors of locations in a virtual universe via a computer network are provided. A plurality of VR data sets may be stored. Each VR data set may define a VR representation of a location, as well as world wide web data and may be independently authored by a respective author different from the other authors. One or more VR data servers may be adapted to access and transmit the VR data sets, and each VR data set may be associated with a VR data server for access to the VR data set. A domain server may be adapted to access and transmit domain data comprising the location within the universe of each VR representation and the network address of the VR data server associated with the VR representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10572839
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods for aggregating user tool experience. A record ingestion circuit may receive action record data from a user tool that describes an action performed with the user tool by the user. The record ingestion circuit may also receive user name data describing the user. A record analytics circuit may generate user experience data for the user describing a plurality of actions performed by the user with the user tool. An application programming interface (API) circuit may receive from a requesting application a query for data describing the plurality of actions and send to the requesting application the data describing the plurality of actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford H. Needham, David A. Sandage, K. Sridharan, Bernard N. Keany
  • Patent number: 10565249
    Abstract: A virtual reality network provides access to a number of virtual reality representations, each virtual reality representation representing a location in a virtual universe and defined by VR data stored on the network. The VR data can be in a simplified data format. A database stores the network address and the location in the universe of each virtual reality representation. A database server provides access to the database. The database server generates a list of locations in response to a location query from a visitor, and provides the network address of the virtual reality representation of a selected location. A visitor connects to the database server with a client host to visit the locations in the virtual universe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10552974
    Abstract: This application provides an association method and device, and relates to the field of communications. The method comprises: obtaining image data in a visual field area of an imaging device; dividing the visual field area into multiple visual field subareas; obtaining first attribute information of an object in any one of the multiple visual field subareas by means of beam scanning; and establishing a correspondence between the first attribute information of the object in the visual field subarea and image data corresponding to the visual field subarea. By means of the association method and device, a high-accuracy correspondence between the object in the visual field area of the imaging device and the first attribute information of the object can be established, which is beneficial to presenting a user with the attribute information of the corresponding object in a more accurate and intuitive way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 10540518
    Abstract: A method is provided for preventing divulgation of sensitive data in two snapshots, taken at different times, of one or more same systems in a cloud environment. The method includes identifying a set of files from among a plurality of file pairs. Each file pair is formed from a respective file that includes at least one difference with respect to each snapshot. The method includes performing a pattern reducing process that removes, from the set of files, any of the files having, as the difference, a predetermined non-sensitive difference between respective executions of a pre-determined system operation. The method includes performing a commonality reducing process that removes, from the set of files, any files having, as the difference, a common difference between different users. The method includes annotating data in remaining files in the set of files as potentially being the sensitive data, subsequent to the reducing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ai Ishida, Takuya Mishina, Yuji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10542211
    Abstract: A method is used to evaluate a camera-related subsystem in a digital network, e.g., aboard a vehicle or fleet, by receiving, via a camera diagnostic module (CDM), sensor reports from the subsystem and possibly from a door sensor, rain/weather sensor, or other sensor. The CDM includes data tables corresponding to subsystem-specific fault modes. The method includes evaluating performance of the camera-related subsystem by comparing potential fault indicators in the received sensor reports to one of the data tables, and determining a pattern of fault indicators in the reports. The pattern is indicative of a health characteristic of the camera-related subsystem. A control action is executed with respect to the digital network in response to the health characteristic, including recording a diagnostic or prognostic code indicative of the health characteristic. The digital network and vehicle are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Wen-Chiao Lin, Shengbing Jiang, Jinsong Wang
  • Patent number: 10542161
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a camera, a location sensor, a display, and a controller. The controller acquires a database including name information of tangible objects, first location information indicating locations of the tangible objects, and first feature point information related to feature points of the tangible objects. The controller generates image recognition information on the basis of a captured image captured by the camera, the image recognition information including distance information indicating a distance from the electronic device to a particular subject and second feature point information related to feature points of the particular subject. The controller identifies a name of the particular subject on the basis of the image recognition information, the database, and second location information indicating a location of the electronic device acquired by the location sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaki Tano
  • Patent number: 10516842
    Abstract: A driving method of a semiconductor device that takes three-dimensional images with short duration is provided. In a first step, a light source starts to emit light, and first potential corresponding to the total amount of light received by a first photoelectric conversion element and a second photoelectric conversion element is written to a first charge accumulation region. In a second step, the light source stops emitting light and second potential corresponding to the total amount of light received by the first photoelectric conversion element and the second photoelectric conversion element is written to a second charge accumulation region. In a third step, first data corresponding to the potential written to the first charge accumulation region is read. In a fourth step, second data corresponding to the potential written to the second charge accumulation region is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10511758
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus including: a display unit comprising a display panel, the display unit configured to display an image including at least one subject; a detection unit comprising detection circuitry, the detection unit configured to detect an input for setting a region of interest in the image; and a controller configured to detect at least one candidate region from the region of interest set based on the input, and set one of the at least one detected candidate region as an auto-focus (AF) region based on priorities of the at least one detected candidate region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-seok Hong, Sahng-gyu Park, Yeong-rok Lee, Jin-gu Jeong
  • Patent number: 10506151
    Abstract: An information acquisition apparatus includes: a configuration information acquisition section that acquires configuration information that indicates a configuration of a plurality of portions to be photographed; a determination section that determines a photographing state of a portion indicated in the configuration information; and a photographing guide screen creation section that creates the photographing guide screen, wherein the photographing guide screen creation section includes the acquired configuration information in the photographing guide screen, and adds, to the portion indicated in the configuration information, state information that indicates a photographing state based on the determination performed by the determination section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Yoshida, Hisayuki Harada, Toshikazu Hayashi, Keiji Okada, Yuichi Tsuchimochi, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10462359
    Abstract: In implementations of image composition instruction based on reference image perspective, a template image of a desired object is captured. Reference images including a similar or same object as the desired object are obtained. Directions from a first location of where a template image was captured to a second location where a selected reference image was captured are obtained and exposed in a user interface to allow a user to move to the second location. At the second location, interactive instructions are generated based on a live video stream of the desired to move a camera capturing the video stream until a composition of the video stream is aligned with a composition of the reference image. The camera is configured with settings based on the reference image to capture a composed image having a same composition as the reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Tushar Rajvanshi, Sourabh Gupta, Ajay Bedi
  • Patent number: 10447915
    Abstract: An image sensor outputs captured image data by discriminating whether to add a result of an imaging plane phase difference AF calculation to a top of the captured image data or whether to add the result to an end of the captured image data, thus reducing a time lag between exposure and focus position movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Furumochi
  • Patent number: 10419672
    Abstract: In various embodiments a camera with multiple optical chains, e.g., camera modules, is controlled to operate in one of a variety of supported modes of operation. The modes include a non-motion mode, a motion mode, a normal burst mode and/or a reduced data burst mode. Motion mode is well suited for capturing an image including motion, e.g., moving object(s) with some modules being used to capture scene areas using a shorter exposure time than other modules and the captured images then being combined taking into consideration locations of motion. A reduced data burst mode is supported in some embodiments in which camera modules with different focal lengths capture images at different rates. While the camera modules of different focal length operate at different image capture rates in the reduced data burst mode, images are combined to support a desired composite image output rate, e.g., a desired frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Light Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Laroia, Nitesh Shroff, Sapna A. Shroff
  • Patent number: 10382692
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for digital photo frames with personalized content. In one embodiment, an example device may include at least one memory that stores computer-executable instructions, and at least one processor configured to access the at least one memory and execute the computer-executable instructions to determine a human face in an ambient environment, determine a user identifier associated with the human face, and determine a database index comprising relationships between media content and user identifiers. The at least one processor may be configured to determine a set of media content available to the device, the set of media content comprising pre-indexed images and videos, determine first media content of the set of media content associated with the user identifier in the database index, and initiate presentation of the first media content at a display in the ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumesh Santha Kumar, William R. Hazlewood
  • Patent number: 10362249
    Abstract: [Object] To improve both trackability of a focus position and focusing accuracy with respect to a subject. [Solution] An image capturing device includes: an imaging element having a light receiving surface including detection pixels that receive light passed through different regions of an exit pupil of an imaging optical system, and detect a phase difference between two images obtained by splitting the exit pupil; a first detection unit configured to execute at least any of first focus detection based on a phase detection autofocus (AF) method and second focus detection based on a contrast detection AF method; a focusing control unit configured to drive at least one optical member included in the imaging optical system toward a focusing position detected by the focus detection; and a second detection unit configured to detect a change in a subject image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Ohtsubo, Takeshi Akabane
  • Patent number: 10356215
    Abstract: A virtual reality network provides access to a number of virtual reality representations, each virtual reality representation representing a location in a virtual universe and defined by VR data stored on the network. The VR data can be in a simplified data format. A database stores the network address and the location in the universe of each virtual reality representation. A database server provides access to the database. The database server generates a list of locations in response to a location query from a visitor, and provides the network address of the virtual reality representation of a selected location. A visitor connects to the database server with a client host to visit the locations in the virtual universe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10324973
    Abstract: Techniques of generating a knowledge graph metadata network (metadata network) for digital asset management (DAM) are described. A DAM logic/module can obtain one or more first metadata assets describing characteristics associated with digital assets (DAs) in the DA collection. The DAM logic/module can also determine second metadata asset(s) and third metadata asset(s) describing characteristics associated with DAs in the DA collection based on the first metadata asset(s). The DAM logic/module can generate at least some of the metadata assets as nodes in a metadata network associated with the DA collection. The DAM logic/module can also determine, for at least two of the metadata assets, a correlation between the at least two metadata assets. The DAM logic/module can generate an edge in the metadata network between the nodes that represent the at least two metadata assets to represent the determined correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Circlaeys, Kevin Bessiere, Kevin Aujoulet, Killian Huyghe, Guillaume Vergnaud, Benedikt Hirmer
  • Patent number: 10305698
    Abstract: A system, method, apparatus, and computer program product for customizing an appliance display are disclosed. A method may include receiving an indication of a selected image and an indication of a target appliance on which the selected image is to be displayed. The method may additionally include determining one or more display characteristics of a display of the target appliance. The method may also include processing the selected image based on the one or more display characteristics to generate a customized image formatted for display as a background image on the display of the target appliance. The method may further include configuring the target appliance, via a network, to display the customized image as a background image underlying a graphical user interface that may be displayed on the display during operation of the target appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Stoufer
  • Patent number: 10284861
    Abstract: A first memory stores values of blocks of pixels representative of a digital image, a second memory stores partial values of destination pixels in a thumbnail image, and a third memory stores compressed images and thumbnail images. A processor retrieves values of a block of pixels from the first memory. The processor also concurrently compresses the values to generate a compressed image and modify a partial value of a destination pixel based on values of pixels in portions of the block that overlap a scaling window for the destination pixel. The processor stores the modified partial value in the second memory and stores the compressed image and the thumbnail image in the third memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahalakshmi Thikkireddy, Sateesh Lagudu
  • Patent number: 10277804
    Abstract: A method includes: after a panorama shooting instruction triggered by a user is acquired, shooting a first image, and acquiring a shooting parameter of the first image; determining move guiding information according to a preset move guiding policy, and displaying the move guiding information on a terminal, so as to instruct the user to move the terminal according to the move guiding information; shooting a preset quantity of images according to the shooting parameter of the first image after it is detected that the terminal moves, where the preset quantity of images are background images on both the left and right sides of a background corresponding to the first image; and performing, by using the first image as a center and by using a preset splicing scheme, seamless splicing on the first image and the preset quantity of images, to obtain a panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng Du, Wei Su, Wei Luo, Bin Deng, Landi Li