With Details Of Static Memory For Output Image (e.g., For A Still Camera) Patents (Class 348/231.99)
  • Patent number: 11330387
    Abstract: An audio signal controlling method includes identifying whether an audio zooming effect is used for at least one audio object present in a virtual reality (VR) through an audio zooming effect field included in metadata, and controlling an audio signal corresponding to the audio object based on a preset method when the audio zooming effect is identified as being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, CHUNG ANG UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dae Young Jang, Jae-hyoun Yoo, Yong Ju Lee, Tae Jin Lee, Sang Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 11310432
    Abstract: An image capture device may buffer video footage in a memory buffer before a command to record video is received. The image capture device may present a progression of color along a path to reflect the amount of buffered video footage. When the command to record the video is received, the video may be generated to include both buffered video footage and the video footage captured after the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adam McCauley, Michael Adkins Knott
  • Patent number: 11303805
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments may comprise: a communication module; an image sensor; a control circuit electrically connected to the image sensor, acquiring a first image and a second image in order by using the image sensor, compressing the first image according to a first compression scheme by using attribute information generated in relation to an operation of compressing an image acquired before acquisition of the first image, compressing the second image according to the first compression scheme by using first attribute information generated in relation to an operation of compressing the first image, and generating second attribute information in relation to an operation of compressing the second image, and a processor electrically connected to the control circuit and the communication module, wherein the processor is configured to: acquire, from the control circuit, the first image compressed by the first compression scheme and the second image compressed by the first compression
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changsu Han, Sungoh Kim, Youngjo Kim, Hyunhee Park, Arang Lee, Hyungju Chun, Jongbum Choi, Hajoong Park, Donghyun Yeom
  • Patent number: 11290741
    Abstract: For the purpose of providing an image encoding technique for reducing the amount of codes, in inter prediction in which motion search is performed by using a block obtained by dividing an input image and a reference image, the motion vector of the block is predicted by selecting from the motion vectors of the surrounding blocks. Further, in the method of calculating a differential vector and then performing encoding, the number or positions of candidate blocks from which a prediction vector is selected are changed block by block or frame by frame and thereby adaptive and efficient video image compression is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Murakami, Toru Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11272101
    Abstract: A wide-angle camera comprises a spectroscopic module, a first imaging module, and a second imaging module. The spectroscopic module comprises a spectroscopic lens holder, a first optical prism, and a second optical prism. The first optical prism is disposed on a first sidewall of the spectroscopic lens holder. The second optical prism is disposed on a second sidewall of the spectroscopic lens holder. The first sidewall is opposite to the second sidewall. An external light is split into a first light and a second light correspondingly through the first optical prism and the second optical prism. The first imaging module corresponds to the first optical prism and receives the first light for generating a first image. The second imaging module corresponds to the second optical prism and receives the second light for generating a second image. The first image and the second image are synthesized into a wide-angle image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU LUXVISIONS INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shih-Chieh Yen
  • Patent number: 11272115
    Abstract: A multi-camera control apparatus identifies an adjusted camera setting for a first image pickup apparatus to achieve a uniform brightness in a stitched portion of a composite image, the composite image including at least a portion of an image captured by the first image pickup apparatus and at least a portion of an image captured by a second image pickup apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Wakatsuki
  • Patent number: 11256923
    Abstract: Particular embodiments extract features for frames from a video. Then, a sequence of frames is identified based on a pattern analysis of frames based on the features. This pattern may be used to select sentinel features from the sequence of frames. For example, a pattern may include a first sentinel sequence followed by a transitional frame and then a second sentinel sequence. The transitional frame may be a black frame that is used to identify back-to-back sentinel sequences. Then, a sentinel frame that demarks a transition from a first content type to a second content type is identified. For example, the frames on either side of the black frame may be very similar and be identified as sentinel frames that mark a transition from program content to advertisement content. The above process may allow automated detection of sentinel frames that can run without user supervision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Stephen P. Emeott, Renxiang Li
  • Patent number: 11250046
    Abstract: An image viewing method and a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes: detecting whether a viewing instruction of a user for a display identifier on a target position is received, where the display identifier is a display identifier of a target image selected by the user from an image selection interface; displaying the target image corresponding to the display identifier, in a case that the viewing instruction is received; and jumping to a position where the target image is located in the image selection interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanni Zhang
  • Patent number: 11245832
    Abstract: A video recording method is disclosed. The method includes receiving video recording instructions; monitoring an object distance between an object to-be-recorded and a lens of a camera; if the object distance between the object to-be-recorded and the lens is within a first range, controlling a first camera to focus based on the object distance, wherein different object distances within the first range correspond to different focus points; and if the object distance between the object to-be-recorded and the lens is within a second range, controlling a second camera to focus at a hyperfocal length, wherein different object distances within the second range correspond to a same focus point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xing Zhang, Cong Li
  • Patent number: 11233928
    Abstract: An integrated display panel, a display apparatus and an image display method. The integrated display panel includes a display substrate and a plurality of photodiodes located in the display substrate, at least part of the plurality of photodiodes being configured to acquire light signals of a target area and convert the acquired light signals of the target area into electric signals for forming a target area image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiang Feng, Sha Liu, Qiang Zhang, Zhaokun Yang, Xiao Sun, Yun Qiu
  • Patent number: 11233940
    Abstract: This application relates to a photographing method and a terminal. The terminal includes a front-facing camera, a rear-facing camera, and a touch display screen detects that the front-facing camera is enabled; displays a preview image that is captured in selfie mode by using the front-facing camera; detects an enabling command of a user on a photographing shutter, enters a first user interface, and displays, on the first user interface, a first image and a second image that is a mirror of the first image; and in response to a selection of the user for the first image or the second image displayed on the first user interface, displays an image selected from the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaolong Li, Gang Wu, Shuang Zhao, Gang He
  • Patent number: 11233950
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an open-close detector configured to detect an open-close state indicating whether an optical path open-close device of a film camera is open or closed, a displacement detector configured to detect a displacement of a movable portion of the film camera interlocked with a movement of an operation portion of the film camera, and control circuitry. In response to a detection result of the displacement detector, the control circuitry selects a measurement mode for measuring an open time during which the optical path open-close device is open, from a plurality of operation modes of the electronic device. In the measurement mode, the control circuitry measures the open time based on the open-close state detected by the open-close detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ikeda, Kenji Hayasaka, Takamasa Matsumoto, Youhei Niitsuma, Toshihiro Okamoto, Kenta Takahashi, Yuichi Mikuni
  • Patent number: 11212434
    Abstract: An image device and an image processing integrated circuit (IC) of the image device are provided. The image device includes a camera module, a display panel, a central processing IC, and an image processing IC. Based on a control of the central processing IC, the image processing IC decides whether to pre-process an output of the camera module and provide a pre-processed result to the central processing IC, or provide the output of the camera module directly to the central processing IC. Based on the control of the central processing IC, the image processing IC decides whether to post-process an output of the central processing IC and provide a post-processed result to the display panel, or provide the output of the central processing IC directly to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Chia Kuo, Chao Yung Liu, Wei-Jen Lo
  • Patent number: 11212435
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a distortion correction unit that performs correct distortion processing on a captured image, a SRAM that stores image data after the distortion correction processing, a filter processing unit that receives the image data after the distortion correction processing from the SRAM and that performs smoothing filter processing on the image data after the distortion correction processing, after the image data after the distortion correction processing having a size required for the smoothing filter processing is stored in the SRAM, and an image reduction unit that performs reduction processing on image data after the smoothing filter processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11184520
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for generating audio signals according to visual content. Bokeh refers to a blurring of areas in a photograph or video that are in front of or behind a visual focal plane. Microphones in different positions in the environment of the captured visual content may be mixed according to their positions relative to a visual focal plane of the visual content to generate audio signals. Audio signals may be generated further dependent on a visual effect applied to captured content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Miikka Tapani Vilermo, Arto Juhani Lehtiniemi, Antti Johannes Eronen, Mikko Olavi Heikkinen
  • Patent number: 11178406
    Abstract: A video compression apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire video data including a plurality of frames outputted from an imaging element that has a first imaging region to image a subject and a second imaging region to image a subject and for which a first frame rate can be set for the first imaging region and a second frame rate higher than the first frame rate can be set for the second imaging region; and a compression unit configured to compress the video data acquired by the acquisition unit based on the first frame rate and the second frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisaku Komiya, Naoki Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11165953
    Abstract: An image capture device may provide framing recommendations for capture of visual content. Framing recommendation may include information on how one or more subjects are to be positioned with respect to the image capture device. Framing recommendation may guide a user in how the image capture device and/or the subject(s) are to be positioned. Framing recommendation may include suggestions on orientation of the image capture device with respect to the subject(s) to improve composition of the subject(s) within the visual content. The image capture device may provide these aforementioned framing recommendations visually, audibly, and/or through other means. For example, the image capture device may provide framing recommendations in form of visual overlays/directional graphs and/or audible instructions (e.g., directions on subject/image capture device positioning provided through a speaker of the image capture device). Framing recommendation may be static (not changing over time) or dynamic (changing over time).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: GOPRO, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Leland Thorn, Clark Weber
  • Patent number: 11163899
    Abstract: An information processing system includes: a search system to search, for an image to be found, a database according to a search request and based on similarity thereof to a search key image, the database having the image and linkage information registered in association with each other, and transmit the linkage information to a transmitter of the request when the image is found; an acquisition unit to acquire an image captured by a terminal and the request with the captured image as the search key image; a search unit to perform the requested searching and transmit, to the terminal, the linkage information as a result of the searching; and a notification management unit to transfer permission information to a notification unit when the found image is a particular image, the permission information enabling identification of the terminal and indicating that providing a notification to the terminal is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hidenobu Kishi
  • Patent number: 11156902
    Abstract: A method capable of performing an automatic focus function upon a specific movable object in a real-time manner, the method being applicable to a photographic apparatus with the automatic focus function, includes: capturing real-time image within a field of view (FOV) of a lens; comparing images of a plurality of image areas of the real-time image with a feature image of the specific movable object to identify an image area corresponding to the feature image of the specific movable object; and, performing automatic focus on the identified image area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventor: Yen-Min Chang
  • Patent number: 11144099
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can present landscape content through a display screen of the computing device, the landscape content being presented in a landscape viewing mode. A rotation of the display screen to transition to a portrait viewing mode can be determined. The landscape content can be scaled based on the rotation of the display screen, wherein the scaled landscape content is presented through the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian McIntyre Silber, Thomas Frederick Dimson, Ryan Keenan Olson
  • Patent number: 11145086
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a control method, a control apparatus, and an electronic device. The method is for controlling an electronic device based on scene data collected by an imaging apparatus of the electronic device. The scene data includes a cached main image. The control method includes: processing the scene data to acquire depth information of the cached main image; acquiring a foreground portion of the cached main image based on the depth information; and controlling the electronic device based on the foreground portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianbo Sun
  • Patent number: 11139062
    Abstract: This patent disclosure provides various embodiments of combining multiple modalities of non-text surgical data of different formats, in particular in forms of videos, images, and audios in a meaningful manner so that the combined data from the multiple modalities are compatible with text data. In some embodiments, prior to combining the multiple modalities of surgical data, multiple segmentation engines are used to segment and convert a corresponding modality of surgical data into a corresponding set of metrics and parameters. The multiple sets of metrics and parameters corresponding to the multiple modalities are then combined to generate a combined feature set. The combined feature set can be provided to a data analytics tool for performing comprehensive data analyses on the combined feature set to generate one or more predictions for the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Jagadish Venkataraman, Pablo Garcia Kilroy
  • Patent number: 11138776
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for image-management operations that includes generating adaptive image armatures based on an alignment between composition lines of a reference armature and a position of an object in an image. In operation, a reference armature for an image is accessed. The reference armature includes a plurality of composition lines that define a frame of reference for image composition. An alignment map is determined using the reference armature. The alignment map includes alignment information that indicates alignment between the composition lines of the reference armature and the position of the object in the image. Based on the alignment map, an adaptive image armature is determined. The adaptive image armature includes a subset of the composition lines of the reference armature. The adaptive image armature is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Radomir Mech, Jose Ignacio Echevarria Vallespi, Jingwan Lu, Jianming Zhang, Jane Little E
  • Patent number: 11140324
    Abstract: A method of displaying a wide-angle image including one or more attention points on a display device, the method being performed by an information processing apparatus including the display device, includes, in response to detecting a predetermined trigger when at least a part of the wide-angle image is displayed as a display region, displaying a region of the wide-angle image in the display region, the region of the wide-angle image including at least one of the one or more attention points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Fujita, Osamu Ogawara, Takayuki Hara
  • Patent number: 11134179
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first image sensor, a second image sensor electrically connected to the first image sensor, and a processor operatively connected to the first image sensor and the second image sensor. The processor may be configured to generate first image data using the first image sensor and generate second image data using the second image sensor based on a synchronizing signal, transmit the second image data generated by the second image sensor to the first image sensor, and control the first image sensor to generate and output image data by processing the first image data and the second image data based on the synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwajoong Jung, Manho Kim, Changhoon Kim, Yonghwan Choi, Kihuk Lee
  • Patent number: 11126846
    Abstract: Augmented reality, computer vision, and digital ticketing system techniques are described that employ a location determination system. In one example, the location determination system is configured to receiving at least one digital image as part of a live camera feed, identify an object included in the at least one digital image using object recognition, determine a location of the object in relation to a digital map of a physical environment, generate augmented reality digital content indicating the determined location in relation to the digital map, and render the augmented reality digital content as part of the live camera feed for display by a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Robert Neumann, Marcus Walter Shelksohn, Khashayar Dehdashtinejad, Jonathan Xiaohang Zhang, Edward Tang, Garrett Canan Reeb, Ninglin Li
  • Patent number: 11128795
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments may include: a display; an image sensor; and a processor configured to be operatively connected to the display and the image sensor. The processor may be configured to: display a first indicator at a specified position within a preview screen of the image sensor displayed on the display; identify a target on the preview screen; identify a target region corresponding to the identified target among a plurality of candidate target regions including the identified target on the basis of aesthetic scores assigned to the plurality of candidate target regions; display a second indicator corresponding to the identified target region on the preview screen; and when the second indicator is moved to the specified position, generate a photographic image corresponding to the preview screen at a specified time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungwook Youn, Seoyoung Lee, Sehoon Kim, Daiwoong Choi, Byungjun Son, Sungjoo Ahn, Yanggeun Oh, Taehwa Hong, Jiyoon Park
  • Patent number: 11113857
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display method. The display method includes displaying a first image based on a first scene; detecting whether a first condition is satisfied; and displaying a second image based on the first condition being satisfied. The first image is an image corresponding to a first portion of the first scene, the second image includes a character image of a viewer and an image of a second portion of the first scene, and the first portion is different from the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanyan Tong
  • Patent number: 11100544
    Abstract: A service may create image-based reviews, which include minimal or no text, to assist customers in researching products. The reviews may include images sorted or grouped (e.g., by sentiment, by product review rating, by age of item, by number of uses, etc.). Images of items may be obtained by the service from user reviews and/or other sources. The images may be associated with text, such as at least some text from associated reviews, commentary, and/or other metadata. The images may be analyzed by a classifier to identify features in the visual image, such as a location of a particular item. The images may be categorized for use in one or more user interfaces that provide image-based item reviews. In some embodiments, the images may be arranged based on a number of uses of the item in the image or by an item age of the item in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam James Finkelstein, Ho Nam Ho, Markus Wai-Keen Kwok, Siqi Zhao
  • Patent number: 11093743
    Abstract: Embodiments for personalizing operations of an image capturing device by a processor. A combination of one or more objects and features along with associated settings of the image capturing device captured in an image may be classified. One or more personalized patterns of the settings of the image capturing device may be determined according to the classifying. The one or more personalized patterns of the settings of the image capturing device may be applied for capturing a subsequent image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin G. Keen, Martin Presler-Marshall, Ravi Ranjan, Grant Mericle
  • Patent number: 11081230
    Abstract: A method for stitching image for medical imaging device may include obtaining a plurality of image series. Each of the plurality of image series may include one or more scanning images. The method may also include, for each of the plurality of image series, determining a tag of the each of the plurality of image series and classifying the plurality of image series based on the tags of the plurality of image series. The method may further include determining one or more groups of image series based on the classification. Image series in a same group may have a same tag. The method may also include stitching at least one image series of at least one group of the one or more groups of image series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Ouyang, Qingzhen Ma
  • Patent number: 11066182
    Abstract: A control apparatus, a camera apparatus, a flying object, a control method and a program are provided. The control apparatus is configured to control a driving of a focus lens included in a camera apparatus. The control apparatus includes a memory, storing a program; and a processor, configured to execute the program to set a drive range of the focus lens based on a height of the camera apparatus away from a reference position, and control the driving of the focus lens in the drive range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Honjo, Yoshinori Nagayama
  • Patent number: 11064148
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image sensor module which includes a pixel array including a plurality of sub-pixels arranged along a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, an analog to digital converter connected to the pixel array through a plurality of data lines and converting signals output from the plurality of sub-pixels into digital signals, a row decoder connected to the pixel array through a plurality of selection lines, a plurality of transfer lines, and a plurality of reset lines, and a control logic circuit controlling the analog to digital converter and the row decoder to allow a plurality of sub-frames to be sequentially outputted from the plurality of sub-pixels, wherein each of the plurality of sub-frames is generated based on signals output from different sub-pixels among the plurality of sub-pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohwan Noh, Chaesung Kim
  • Patent number: 11055346
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method to be performed by a computing device includes (a) receiving a request to use a camera of the computing device; (b) in response to receiving the request, (i) using a microphone of the computing device to capture audio content and (ii) using the camera of the computing device to capture an image; (c) identifying reference audio content that has at least a threshold extent of similarity with the captured audio content; and (d) outputting an indication of the identified reference audio content while displaying the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GRACENOTE, INC.
    Inventors: Nisarg A. Modi, Brian T. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11050945
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for capturing images with a high degree of movements in a captured scene are provided. The method includes receiving, by an image sensor, a sequence of images including a plurality of RGB image frames and color event data, generating a plurality of pseudo color filter array (CFA) frames based on the color event data, and generating dynamic images by combining the plurality of RGB image frames and the plurality of pseudo CFA frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Saikat Kumar Das, Pradeep Kumar Sindhagatta Krishnappa, Pranav Prakash Deshpande, Karthik Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11050928
    Abstract: There is provided an image capturing control apparatus. A first control unit performs control to repeatedly obtain an evaluation image using an image sensor. The evaluation image is used to obtain an evaluation value for controlling at least one of image capturing and development. An obtaining unit obtains the evaluation value on the basis of the evaluation image. A second control unit performs control to temporarily stop the obtainment of the evaluation image and use the image sensor to obtain, during a stopped period, a still image for recording. A generating unit generates an estimated evaluation image corresponding to the stopped period on the basis of two or more evaluation images obtained outside the stopped period. For the stopped period, the obtaining unit obtains the evaluation value on the basis of the estimated evaluation image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minoru Sakaida, Yasushi Ohwa
  • Patent number: 11043206
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are generally directed towards systems and methods relating to a crowd-sourced digital assistant system and related methods. In particular, embodiments facilitate the intuitive creation, maintenance, and distribution of action datasets that include computing events or tasks that can be reproduced when an associated command, stored in an action dataset, is determined received by a digital assistant device. The digital assistant device described herein can generate new action datasets, on-board new action datasets to a remote server, and receive new action datasets or updates to existing action datasets from the remote server. The digital assistant server described herein can receive action datasets, maintain action datasets, and distribute action datasets to one or more digital assistant devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Aiqudo, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajat Mukherjee, Kiran Bindhu Hemaraj
  • Patent number: 11043221
    Abstract: A method includes generating, at a device, text based on speech content of an audio file that is identified in a transmission schedule. The method also includes comparing, at the device, the text to metadata of a content item identified in the transmission schedule. The method further includes, based on determining that at least a portion of the text matches at least a portion of the metadata, storing a data record associated with the transmission schedule. The data record indicates that the audio file is associated with the content item. Other aspects are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Jellison, Jr., Philippe Generali
  • Patent number: 11025824
    Abstract: Images with an optical field of view are captured by an image capture device. An observed trajectory of the image capture device reflects the positions of the image capture device at different moments may be determined. A capture trajectory of the image capture device reflects virtual positions of the image capture device from which video content may be generated. The capture trajectory is determined based on a subsequent portion of the observed trajectory such that a portion of the capture trajectory corresponding to a portion of the observed trajectory is determined based on a subsequent portion of the observed trajectory. Orientations of punch-outs for the images are determined based on the capture trajectory. Video content is generated based on visual content of the images within the punch-outs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Derbanne, C├ęsar Douady, Maxim Karpushin
  • Patent number: 11019271
    Abstract: An image sensor for an electronic device is provided. The image sensor includes a pixel array and a control circuit. The pixel array includes a light sensing area and an imaging area. The control circuit is coupled to the light sensing area and configured to receive a first instruction to control the light sensing area to detect an illumination intensity, and to receive a second instruction to control the light sensing area and the imaging area to sense light together, so as to acquire an image. A camera module and an electronic device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yibao Zhou, Jiao Cheng, Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 11019280
    Abstract: A method for processing video data of an environment includes, with aid of one or more processors individually or collectively, obtaining in or near real-time a reference position of an imaging device located on a movable object based on one or more previously traversed positions of the imaging device, and modifying an image frame in the video data to obtain a modified image frame based on the reference position of the imaging device and an actual position of the imaging device at which the image frame is taken. The one or more previously traversed positions are obtained using at least one sensor on the movable object. The video data is acquired by the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cong Zhao, Yannan Wu, Kang Yang, Guyue Zhou
  • Patent number: 11019253
    Abstract: An image capture device may automatically capture images. An image sensor may generate visual content based on light that becomes incident thereon. A motion of interest within the visual content may be identified, and multiple images may be generated to include portions of the visual content that span a time duration of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Weber, Nicholas Ryan Gilmour
  • Patent number: 11019314
    Abstract: A projector moves a first imaging lens and a second imaging lens in a direction that intersects the optical axis of an imaging section to adjust the imaging range of the imaging section and moves the first imaging lens and the second imaging lens in the direction that intersects the optical axis of the imaging section to switch the imaging lens located in a position corresponding to the imaging section from one to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Kubota
  • Patent number: 11019275
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for capturing images with a high degree of movements in a captured scene are provided. The method includes receiving, by an image sensor, a sequence of images including a plurality of RGB image frames and color event data, generating a plurality of pseudo color filter array (CFA) frames based on the color event data, and generating dynamic images by combining the plurality of RGB image frames and the plurality of pseudo CFA frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Saikat Kumar Das, Pradeep Kumar Sindhagatta Krishnappa, Pranav Prakash Deshpande, Karthik Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11019316
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a sequential spectral imaging system with a color filter disposed over imaging sensor. The color filter includes zones of multiple color elements of discrete or continuous spectra. The color filter is configured to have multiple cycles of wavelength bands along diagonal lines of the imaging sensor, each cycle of wavelength bands includes a full spectra from red to blue. Another embodiment combines an imaging sensor of a wide FOV with pixelated color filters and a spectra sensor of smaller FOV. A calibration technique acquires imaging sensor's spectral response. The sequential spectral imaging system acquires a sequence of continuous frames of spatial and spectral data during recording an object moving relatively to the camera. Multiple frames of the moving object are tracked sequentially. Image processing to correct distortion and extract features enables identification and tracking of the object. The object's full spectra is established by connecting different frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TDONE, LLC
    Inventors: Zhang Jia, Xueping Cheng
  • Patent number: 11011036
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer programs, for tracking objects are disclosed. In one aspect, a method is disclosed that includes actions of obtaining an image, determining that a user of a first monitoring system has opted-in for object tracking by a second monitoring system that is remote from the first monitoring system, and based on a determination that the user of the first monitoring system has opted-in for object tracking: determining whether the obtained image satisfies a predetermined level of similarity to a stored tracking object image model stored on a first device of the first monitoring system, and based on a determination that the obtained image satisfies a predetermined level of similarity to the stored tracking object image model, generating a tracking update notification, and transmitting the tracking update notification to the second monitoring system that is remote from the first monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Donald Madden, Daniel Todd Kerzner, Stephanie Sun Kinney
  • Patent number: 11012740
    Abstract: A video processing method, a video processing device, and a storage medium are provided. The video processing method includes: determining target image frames corresponding to a dynamic special effect in a video and determining an attribute of a special effect element corresponding to the dynamic special effect in each of the target image frames and coordinates of the special effect element. The video processing method also includes: rendering the special effect element on a drawing interface based on the attribute and the coordinates of the special effect element; filling the target image frames into the drawing interface as a background and forming drawing interface frames with the dynamic special effect; and outputting the drawing interface frames corresponding to each of the target image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qianyi Wang, Yu Gao, Zhibin Wang, En Li, Rong Li
  • Patent number: 11006043
    Abstract: In a camera-enabled electronic device, photo capture is triggered by a press-and-hold input only if the holding duration of the press-and-hold input is greater than a predefined threshold duration. A press-and-hold input shorter in duration than the threshold triggers video capture. Thus, a short press triggers video capture, while a long press triggers photo capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Hanover, Justin Huang, David Meisenholder
  • Patent number: 11006047
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus including an incline detection device configured to detect an incline of the imaging apparatus, an image display device configured to display an image based on the image information, an incline computation device configured to compute an incline information that corresponds to a magnitude of the incline, an information storage device configured to store the incline information that is computed by the incline computation device, and a display processing device configured to display the image and an incline guide display corresponding to the incline information upon a screen of the image display device. The display processing device is configured to change a display format of the incline guide display in accordance with the magnitude of the incline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuroh Yasuda, Yohsuke Suzuki, Atsushi Matsutani, Takashi Maki
  • Patent number: 10999500
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging apparatus and an imaging method, and an image processing apparatus and an image processing method each capable of capturing a high resolution image by effectively using respective pixel signals of a plurality of pixels defined by pupil division immediately below a microlens. A disparity is detected in units of pupil on the basis of respective pixel values of a plurality of divided pixels defined by pupil division. The pixel values of the plurality of divided pixels are added in units of pupil to obtain an added pixel value. The pixel value of the divided pixel and the added pixel value are blended in units of divided pixel in accordance with the disparity. The present disclosure is applicable to an imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Yokokawa, Takahiro Nagano, Masashi Uchida, Hideyuki Ichihashi