With Electronic Viewfinder Or Display Monitor Patents (Class 348/333.01)
  • Patent number: 11980519
    Abstract: There is provided a personal care apparatus that is configured to connect to a display apparatus. The personal care apparatus comprises a first control unit configured to: determine a current operation mode of the personal care apparatus as a usage mode or a control mode, and detect a first predetermined user maneuver. The first predetermined user maneuver corresponds to a control operation of the personal care apparatus in the usage mode and corresponds to a control operation of the display apparatus in control mode. When the first predetermined user maneuver is detected, the first control unit is further configured to: perform the control operation of the personal care apparatus if the determined current operation mode is the usage mode, or transmit a control signal corresponding to the control operation of the display apparatus to the display apparatus if the determined current operation mode is the control mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Robert Godlieb
  • Patent number: 11983062
    Abstract: Systems and method for power control for a decoder are disclosed. In one aspect, a decoder for a communication bus is put into a sleep or low power mode when the bus is idle such as when blanking information is sent over a camera serial interface (CSI) bus. By alerting the decoder that there is an opportunity for low power operation, power consumption may be reduced and, particularly for battery operated mobile devices, a time to recharge metric may be improved, which improves the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravi Kishore Tanuku, Ravi Shankar Kadambala, Tony Lijo Jose
  • Patent number: 11984071
    Abstract: A light emitting apparatus includes a light emitting element, a temperature measurement device, a driving control unit, a calculation unit configured to calculate a correction value of a driving control parameter based on a measured temperature; and a change unit configured to change a coefficient of a function based on the measured temperature. The calculation unit calculates the correction value with respect to the measured temperature based on a function obtained by expressing a first function, which expresses a relationship between the measured temperature and the correction value, by a combined function of a plurality of third functions each generated by changing a coefficient of a second function, and the change unit changes, based on the measured temperature, the coefficient of the second function to generate the plurality of third functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kohei Murayama, Shinya Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11961273
    Abstract: A method of preprocessing incoming video data of at least one region of interest from a camera collecting video data having a first field of view is disclosed herein that includes receiving the incoming video data from the camera; preprocessing the incoming video data, by a computer processor, according to preprocessing parameters defined within a runtime configuration file, with the preprocessing including formatting the incoming video data to create first video data of a first region of interest with a second field of view that is less than the first field of view; and publishing the first video data of the first region of interest to an endpoint to allow access by a first subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Insight Direct USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Amol Ajgaonkar
  • Patent number: 11953945
    Abstract: A body part of a camera includes a display that is at least partially flexible. A display part of the display includes a first display part and a second display part that are integrally formed. A hinge part that connects the first display part to the second display part to be rotatable relative to each other is provided in the vicinity of a bendable part located at a boundary of each display part. The display is bendable in accordance with rotation of the hinge part with the bendable part as a starting point. An operation member is disposed on a back surface of the second display part, and the operation member is exposed to the outside in a bent state of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keisuke Fukuyo, Takashi Yoshida, Yohei Yamada, Kazuki Sugaya
  • Patent number: 11927765
    Abstract: Optical systems for performing gaze tracking and imaging an external scene are disclosed. An example optical system may include light sources for emitting visible and non-visible light. The optical system may include a waveguide that is operatively coupled to the light sources. A volume holographic light coupling element may be disposed between the surfaces of the waveguide. The volume holographic light coupling element may include a grating medium and a first volume holographic grating structure within the grating medium. In some examples, the first volume holographic grating structure may be configured to reflect non-visible light of a first wavelength about a first reflective axis offset from a surface normal of the grating medium at a first incidence angle. The optical system may also include an optical filter. Another example optical system may include an imaging device that is configured to receive the light external to the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Akonia Holographics LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Ayres, Adam Urness, Kenneth E. Anderson, Friso Schlottau
  • Patent number: 11888518
    Abstract: A communication system includes: a plurality of cameras that generate image data by capturing images; a server that stores the image data generated by each of the plurality of cameras; and a plurality of transmission devices in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of cameras. Each of the plurality of transmission devices transmits light, including, as a visible light communication signal, information related to communication for accessing a storage location at which the image data generated by a corresponding one of the plurality of cameras is stored in the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Nobuhiko Hashida
  • Patent number: 11889196
    Abstract: An extended reality (XR) system receives capture information from a first camera with a first image sensor that faces a first direction, for instance facing an environment. The capture information is associated with capture of first image data by the first image sensor, for instance including the first image data and/or first image capture settings used to capture the first image data. The XR system determines an image capture setting, such as an exposure setting, for a second image sensor based on the capture information. The second image sensor faces second direction, for instance facing a user of the XR system. In some examples, the XR system determines the image capture setting also based on information from a display buffer for a display that faces the second direction. The XR system causes a second image sensor to capture second image data according to the image capture setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soman Ganesh Nikhara, Adinarayana Nuthalapati
  • Patent number: 11870825
    Abstract: An electronic device, computer program product, and method are provided that prompt a person who is participating in a video communication session to gaze toward a local image capturing device. A controller of the electronic devices receives an image stream from an image capturing device configured to be spaced away from a display device and having a field of view that incorporates a person that is proximate to the display device. The controller communicates the image stream to a video communication session. The controller receives second image stream(s) from second communication device(s) and presents the second image stream(s) at a display device. In response to a trigger that indicates that the first image stream is being presented as a primary image stream by the at least one second electronic device, the controller presents a prompt indicating that the participant should gaze toward the image capturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Rahul B Desai, Bill Ryan
  • Patent number: 11867914
    Abstract: Optical systems for performing gaze tracking and imaging an external scene are disclosed. An example optical system may include light sources for emitting visible and non-visible light. The optical system may include a waveguide that is operatively coupled to the light sources. A volume holographic light coupling element may be disposed between the surfaces of the waveguide. The volume holographic light coupling element may include a grating medium and a first volume holographic grating structure within the grating medium. In some examples, the first volume holographic grating structure may be configured to reflect non-visible light of a first wavelength about a first reflective axis offset from a surface normal of the grating medium at a first incidence angle. The optical system may also include an optical filter. Another example optical system may include an imaging device that is configured to receive the light external to the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Akonia Holographics LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Ayres, Adam Urness, Kenneth E. Anderson, Friso Schlottau
  • Patent number: 11863860
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instructions on non-transitory computer readable media for automatically sending images to designated recipients based on context selection criteria (e.g., one or more of location, content, or quality). The system includes a camera and a user interface to trigger the camera to capture an image. The method includes identifying context selection criteria, identifying designated recipients, receiving the image captured by the camera, determining image data for the captured image, comparing the determined image data to the identified context selection criteria to identify a match, and sending the captured image to the set of designated recipients responsive to the identified match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Sherif Mohamed
  • Patent number: 11847778
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed to personalize image capture operations of imaging equipment according to models that correspond uniquely to subjects being imaged. According to these techniques, a subject's face may be detected from a first image supplied by an image source and a first model of the subject may be developed from the detected face. The first model of the subject may be compared to another model of the subject developed from other images. Image adjustment parameters may be generated from a comparison of these models, which may control image adjustment techniques that are applied to the newly captured image of the subject. In this manner, aspects of the present disclosure may generate image capture operations that are tailored to characteristics of the subjects being imaged and avoid artifacts that otherwise could cause image degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Osman G. Sezer, Vinay Sharma, Alok Deshpande, Abhishek Singh
  • Patent number: 11844236
    Abstract: A novel functional panel that is highly convenient, useful, or reliable is provided. The functional panel includes a base material and a pair of pixels, and the base material covers the pair of pixels and has a light-transmitting property. The pair of pixels includes one pixel and another pixel, and the one pixel includes a light-emitting device and a first microlens. The light-emitting device emits light toward the base material, and the first microlens is interposed between the base material and the light emission and converges light. The first microlens includes a first surface and a second surface; the second surface is closer to the light-emitting device than the first surface is; and the second surface has a smaller radius of curvature than the first surface. The other pixel includes a photoelectric conversion device and a second microlens. The second microlens is interposed between the base material and the photoelectric conversion and converges external light incident from the base material side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Daiki Nakamura, Ryo Hatsumi, Rai Sato, Shingo Eguchi, Koji Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 11838612
    Abstract: An electronic view finder unit provided in an image pickup apparatus is movable between a retracted state in which the electronic view finder unit is retracted in a main body and a projecting state in which the electronic view finder unit projects from the main body. The electronic viewfinder unit includes a viewfinder having a display device, an eyepiece portion, and a lens holder. The eyepiece portion is slidable between an inserted position and an extracted position in the optical axis direction of the lens. At the position where, in the projecting state, the eyepiece portion is extracted, the viewfinder is rotatable around an axis orthogonal to the optical axis of the lens. Both during the rotating operation of the viewfinder and in a state in which the rotating operation has completed, the movement of the eyepiece portion from the extracted position to the inserted position is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Kei
  • Patent number: 11822095
    Abstract: Provided is a camera module, and a camera module including a core plate having a cavity for accommodating a conductive liquid and a nonconductive liquid; an electrode unit disposed on the core plate and electrically connected to the conductive liquid; an insulating unit disposed in the electrode portion and blocking contact of the nonconductive liquid; and a control unit for controlling voltages applied to the electrode unit, wherein the electrode unit includes a first electrode and a second electrode that change the interface between the conductive liquid and the nonconductive liquid by electromagnetic interaction, the first electrode includes a plurality of electrode sectors arranged sequentially along a circumferential direction about an optical axis, and the control unit sequentially controls voltages applied to the plurality of electrode sectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Ryong Park, Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 11803236
    Abstract: A mirror comprises a mirror surface, a display device, an imaging and distance measuring device and a processor; the imaging and distance measuring device is used to acquire a first user image stream, detect a distance between a user and the mirror surface; the processor is configured to determine, from the first user image stream and the distance, a coordinate of a target position at which the user is gazing in a preset coordinate system, and to zoom in the first user image stream, with a position corresponding to the position coordinate in the first user image stream as the center, and to obtain a second user image stream; the display device is configured to display at least a portion of a central region of the second user image stream; the central region is centered on a location corresponding to the position coordinates in the second user image stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dianmeng Li
  • Patent number: 11805356
    Abstract: A system and method setting an appearance of an earbud having a display attached to an outward facing surface of a support structure. The display has a curved edge having a perimeter that matches a perimeter of the support structure, the curved edge of the display screen conceals the support structure making only the display visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Damian Mackiewicz, Alexander Efimov, Amin Einakian
  • Patent number: 11800074
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display and a control unit. The display displays a plurality of images of a subject captured in a first image-capturing region of an image sensor. The control unit controls the image sensor so as to set image-capturing conditions for the first image-capturing region to be different from image-capturing conditions for a second image-capturing region of the image sensor by using an image selected from the plurality of images displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Tsuchiya, Yuuki Asano, Shuhei Yoshikawa, Aiko Namikawa
  • Patent number: 11792503
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an image sensor that captures a subject image to generate image data; a recorder that records the image data into a recording medium; a controller that controls a moving image shooting operation in which the image data indicating a moving image based on a result of imaging by the image sensor is recorded into the recording medium by the recorder; and a display interface that enables to display a measured value of at least one parameter sequentially for each measurement time, the parameter indicating a factor that hinders the moving image shooting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Abe, Yuichi Suzuki, Kyosuke Osuka
  • Patent number: 11704891
    Abstract: A method of preprocessing incoming video data of at least one region of interest from a camera collecting video data having a first field of view is disclosed herein that includes receiving the incoming video data from the camera; preprocessing the incoming video data, by a computer processor, according to preprocessing parameters defined within a runtime configuration file, with the preprocessing including formatting the incoming video data to create first video data of a first region of interest with a second field of view that is less than the first field of view; and publishing the first video data of the first region of interest to an endpoint to allow access by a first subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Insight Direct USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Amol Ajgaonkar
  • Patent number: 11671699
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a temperature of an imaging apparatus, and at least memory and at least one processor which function as a calculation unit configured to calculate a time limit for recording a moving image based on the temperature acquired by the acquisition unit, and a control unit configured to perform control to display the time limit on a display unit in a standby state where a moving image is not recorded in a moving image recording mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoichiro Imai, Daiyu Ueno, Tomoyuki Shiozaki, Hiroshi Toriumi
  • Patent number: 11656722
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating an adaptive mosaic pixel-wise virtual Bayer pattern. The method may include receiving a plurality of monochromatic images from an array of imaging elements, creating a reference ordered set at infinity from the plurality of monochromatic images, running a demosaicing process on the reference ordered set, and creating a color image from the demosaiced ordered set. One or more offset artifacts resulting from the demosaicing process may be computed at a distance other than infinity, the ordered set may be modified in accordance with the computed offsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies
    Inventors: Tarek El Dokor, Joshua King, Roger Hauptman
  • Patent number: 11659277
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging apparatus and an imaging method that sets a type of a subject as a focusing target in each imaging. The imaging apparatus includes an image sensor that acquires an image, and an operation unit that selects a type of the subject as the focusing target in each imaging of the image acquired by the image sensor. In the case where the type of the subject as the focusing target is selected by the operation unit, a microcomputer detects an area of the subject of that type from the image and sets the detected area as an in-focus area of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Fukuda
  • Patent number: 11635850
    Abstract: Provided are a data processing device, a display device, and deterioration compensation method of the data processing device to determine a burn-in occurrence region by recognizing a user's touch in a display device including a touch function and accurately perform a degradation compensation on the burn-in occurrence region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: LX SEMICON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ho Min Lim
  • Patent number: 11627210
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes: a housing, a cover plate, a display panel and a photographing device, where an accommodation space is formed between the housing and the cover plate, the display panel and the photographing device are provided in the accommodation space, the photographing device is provided on a side of the display panel away from the cover plate; a first region of the display panel facing the photographing device is provided with a light shielding layer for shielding light at a predetermined wavelength, and the light at the predetermined wavelength is allowed to pass through a second region of the display panel facing the photographing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Huang, Zongwen He, Huasheng Zhu, Kecheng Zhang, Hongchao Zhao, Guangji He
  • Patent number: 11556048
    Abstract: An electronic viewfinder unit includes a finder unit and a base member. The finder unit includes a display unit, an eyepiece portion, and a lens holding member holding a lens that guides a light flux emitted from the display unit to the eyepiece portion. The base member includes a guide member configured to guide the electronic viewfinder unit to a housed state and a protruding state. The base member includes a holding portion and a turning member. The holding portion is provided with a first holding member and a second holding member that face each other with an optical axis of the lens in between. The turning member has one end held by the first holding member and another end held by the second holding member, and is turnable about an axis orthogonal to the optical axis of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takazumi Seo
  • Patent number: 11546519
    Abstract: Systems and methods for capturing one or more images include a smart capture mode for detecting one or more reflective objects in an image to be captured by a device, and determining whether a display provided in the device will cause a disturbance when the image is captured, the disturbance based on one or more reflections of the display on the one or more reflective objects. A brightness of the display is adjusted prior to capturing the image based on determining that the display will cause the disturbance, where adjusting the brightness of the display reduces the disturbance in the image when the image is captured. The brightness of the display can be adjusted by dimming or turning off the display. The display can be returned to a previous state upon capturing the image, the previous state being prior to the brightness of the display being adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Palak Bhatia, Venkata Naga Poleswara Rao Karuchula
  • Patent number: 11514858
    Abstract: A display device and a driving method for a display device are provided. The display device uses a second storage capacitor and stably moves the threshold voltage of the driving transistor to a positive value in a diode-connected driving circuit. Accordingly, a compensation performance of a threshold voltage of a driving transistor may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Gu Kang, SeungChan Choi, Younghyun Ko
  • Patent number: 11516390
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that generates a wide-angle image on the basis of images from a plurality of imaging units and is capable of decreasing a likelihood of a subject becoming a double image. The imaging apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine an imaging range of at least one of a first imaging unit and a second imaging unit on the basis of information relating to a subject designated by a user in a case in which a switching instruction from a non-composition mode to a composition mode and information relating to a subject designated by the user are received from an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Aihiko Numata
  • Patent number: 11501711
    Abstract: A display device includes: a (k?1)-th scan line and a k-th scan line which are parallel to each other; a j-th data line which crosses the (k?1)-th scan line and the k-th scan line; and a subpixel connected to the (k?1)-th scan line, the k-th scan line, and the j-th data line, wherein the subpixel includes: a driving transistor configured to control a driving current flowing from a first electrode thereof to a second electrode thereof according to a data voltage applied to a first gate electrode thereof, the driving transistor having a second gate electrode connected to the (k?1)-th scan line; and a light emitting element configured to emit light according to the driving current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young In Hwang, Sung Ho Kim, Eung Taek Kim, Joo Hyeon Jo, Jung Mi Choi, Seong Baik Chu
  • Patent number: 11490003
    Abstract: An information processing device, a program, and an information processing method are provided, capable of instructing an imaging device to start and end a predetermined operation through an operation via a GUI. The information processing device includes: a display control unit configured to control display of a slider on a display unit, the slider being configured such that a display object is movable between predetermined positions; and a process control unit configured to instruct an imaging unit to control photography in a predetermined mode when the process control unit receives an operation of moving the display object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Kasa, Yohei Nakajima, Tomoko Takahashi, Junichirou Sakata
  • Patent number: 11490020
    Abstract: There is provided with an information processing apparatus. A control unit performs tilt control for tilting an image capturing element with respect to a plane perpendicular to an optical axis of an image capturing optical system about a rotation axis, and perform focus control for moving a focus lens in a direction of the optical axis. A setting unit sets a target region in a captured image obtained by an image capturing unit. A determining unit determines, based on a position corresponding to a position of the rotation axis in the image and a position of the target region in the image, a correction amount of a position of the focus lens, wherein the focus lens is moved based on the correction amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Kawasaki, Natsuko Sato
  • Patent number: 11481096
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to systems, methods, and computer readable medium for mapping particular user interactions, e.g., gestures, to the input parameters of various image processing routines, e.g., image filters, in a way that provides a seamless, dynamic, and intuitive experience for both the user and the software developer. Such techniques may handle the processing of both “relative” gestures, i.e., those gestures having values dependent on how much an input to the device has changed relative to a previous value of the input, and “absolute” gestures, i.e., those gestures having values dependent only on the instant value of the input to the device. Additionally, inputs to the device beyond user-input gestures may be utilized as input parameters to one or more image processing routines. For example, the device's orientation, acceleration, and/or position in three-dimensional space may be used as inputs to particular image processing routines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Hayward, Chendi Zhang, Alexandre Naaman, Richard R. Dellinger, Giridhar S. Murthy
  • Patent number: 11475692
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optical imaging are disclosed. An optical sensor for imaging a biometric input object on a sensing region includes a transparent layer having a first side and a second side opposite the first side; a set of apertures disposed above the first side of the transparent layer; a first set of reflective surfaces disposed below the second side of the transparent layer configured to receive light transmitted through the first set of apertures and to reflect the received light; a second set of reflective surfaces disposed above the first side of the transparent layer configured to receive the light reflected from the first set of reflective surfaces and to further reflect the light; and a plurality of detector elements positioned to receive the further reflected light from the second set of reflective surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: FINGERPRINT CARDS ANACATUM IP AB
    Inventors: Arash Akhavan Fomani, Marek Mienko, Patrick Smith, Paul Wickboldt
  • Patent number: 11449147
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are for transmitting a command to a remote system. A processing system determines the identity of the user based on the unique identifier and the biometric information. Thereafter, a sensor detects a gesture performed by the user. The sensor is configured to detect the gesture performed by the user when the user is located within the detectable range of the wireless antenna. The processing system determines an action associated with the detected gesture based on the identity of the user and sends a command to a remote computer system to cause it to perform the action associated with the detected gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Theodore Harris, Scott Edington, Patrick Faith
  • Patent number: 11439829
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring and regulating temperatures of neurostimulator programmers are provided herein. A neurostimulator programmer may include one or more sensors that may detect one or more temperatures associated with the neurostimulator programmer. Each of the one or more sensors may be associated with one or more respective threshold values. When these threshold values are exceeded, one or more courses of actions may be taken by the neurostimulator programmer. For example, the neurostimulator programmer may reduce functionality of one or more heat-generating components, increase monitoring of temperature, and/or initiate shutdown of the neurostimulator programmer. In some cases, two or more such methods may be performed simultaneously, for example, one method to deal with high temperatures and another method to deal with particularly excessive temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: AXONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Borlase, Prabodh Mathur
  • Patent number: 11435781
    Abstract: A computing device can include a processor; memory accessible to the processor; a display panel operatively coupled to the processor; a housing that includes a protective layer that covers the display panel; and a camera assembly mounted to an edge of the housing, where the camera assembly includes a camera, a camera aperture and a recess, where the protective layer covers the camera aperture and extends into the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Madison Smith, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 11431957
    Abstract: A file-processing apparatus 20 acquires (S104) access information that is used for requesting material data for generating a virtual viewpoint image that is generated based on a virtual viewpoint and captured images acquired from a plurality of imaging apparatuses, generates (S107) a virtual viewpoint image file that contains the acquired access information and a virtual viewpoint image data corresponding to the virtual viewpoint image, and outputs (S108) the generated virtual viewpoint image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hironao Ito
  • Patent number: 11417080
    Abstract: An object detection apparatus 100 is provided with: a fish-eye image acquisition unit 10 configured to acquire a time series fish-eye image; a horizontal panorama image generation unit 20 configured to, for each frame, perform conversion to a horizontal panorama image in which a vertical direction in a real space is expressed in a perpendicular direction of the frame, and an azimuth is expressed equiangularly in a horizontal direction of the frame; an edge pair extraction unit 30 configured to extract a pair of edges in the perpendicular direction from the horizontal panorama image; a change rate extraction unit 40 configured to extract a change rate of an inter-edge distance between the pair of edges; a lower end region extraction unit 50 configured to extract a region of a lower end of an object providing the pair of edges; a distance change rate extraction unit 60 configured to calculate a distance from the object to the fish-eye camera based on the position of the region of the lower end of the object in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11418702
    Abstract: The implementations of the present disclosure provide a method for displaying a shooting interface, which is applied to a terminal in which an image acquisition component is integrated into a touch screen. The method includes: receiving a first operation signal, where the first operation signal is a signal configured to enable the image acquisition component to perform shooting; enabling the image acquisition component according to the first operation signal; and displaying a shooting interface on the touch screen, where the shooting interface is provided with a component location information which is a prompt information configured to indicate the location of the image acquisition component. The present disclosure also provides a device for displaying a shooting interface, and the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hui Li
  • Patent number: 11412128
    Abstract: A CPU executes a zoom tracking control program to function as an acquisition unit that acquires a focal length of an imaging lens from a state of a zoom lens; and a control unit that performs first control of performing control to change a position of a focus lens along an optical axis direction according to the acquired focal length on the basis of a zoom tracking curve represented by tracking data representing a correspondence relationship between the focal length and a focus position according to a subject distance, and second control of acquiring contrast information representing contrast of a captured image a plurality of times during execution of the first control and performing control to change the zoom tracking curve used in the first control on the basis of a change of contrast values represented by a plurality of pieces of the acquired contrast information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Mori, Shinichiro Fujiki
  • Patent number: 11410583
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a flexible display, a camera, and a processor. The housing includes a first housing and a second housing coupled to and movable with respect to the first housing. The flexible display including an exposed area that is a first size when the electronic device is in a first state and a second size when the second housing moves and the electronic device is switched into a second state. The processor is configured to acquire an image having a designated aspect ratio through the camera. The processor is also configured to display a first area of the image on the exposed area corresponding to the first size when the electronic device is in the first state and display a second area of the image on the exposed area corresponding to the second size when the electronic device is in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Raetae Kim, Wankyu Kim, Yongjin Kwon, Jookwan Lee, Youngmin Ji, Soyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11403979
    Abstract: Implementations disclosed herein provide improved systems and methods for displaying video that has at least some content in the same position in consecutive frames. In some implementations, such content is low frame rate video content altered for display on a display at a higher refresh rate. Judder is reduced or avoided by selectively altering one or more of the consecutive frames, for example, so that the consecutive frames have differences in brightness, color, luminance, or dynamic range. For example, given three consecutive frames of repeated content, the first frame of may be displayed at a 100% brightness level, the second frame may be displayed at 50% brightness, and the third frame may be displayed at 25% brightness. Such differences in brightness or other display characteristics may reduce or avoid the appearance of judder while preserving the overall appearance of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Louis E. Levinson
  • Patent number: 11403828
    Abstract: An in-car cloud VR device includes: a GIS information acquisition unit that detects a location of a vehicle through a GPS sensor installed in a traveling vehicle and acquires the GIS information near the vehicle; an thing information acquisition unit that collects videos around the vehicle through at least one camera sensor installed in the vehicle and acquires surrounding thing information around the vehicle; a movement information acquisition unit that acquires movement information of a user in the vehicle through at least one gyro sensor; and an FOV video determination unit that determines a first FOV video based on the GIS information, updates the first FOV video based on the surrounding thing information, and determines a second FOV video within the first FOV video based on the movement information of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: IMMERSIVECAST CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jang Hee Han, Kwang Il Jung, Jae Hyeon Joo, Jong Hyeock Lim
  • Patent number: 11403509
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that provide feedback to a user of an image capture device that includes an artificial intelligence system that analyzes incoming image frames to, for example, determine whether to automatically capture and store the incoming frames. An example system can also, in the viewfinder portion of a user interface presented on a display, a graphical intelligence feedback indicator in association with a live video stream. The graphical intelligence feedback indicator can graphically indicate, for each of a plurality of image frames as such image frame is presented within the viewfinder portion of the user interface, a respective measure of one or more attributes of the respective scene depicted by the image frame output by the artificial intelligence system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Donsbach, Christopher Breithaupt, Li Zhang, Arushan Rajasekaram, Navid Shiee
  • Patent number: 11399778
    Abstract: A measuring instrument attachment assist device which includes: a coordinate detector which detects coordinates of predetermined feature points from an image obtained by capturing an image of a subject; a conversion parameter calculator which calculates a projection conversion parameter for converting the coordinates of the feature points in a model image into the coordinates obtained by the detection; a designating unit which designates a position of a measuring instrument attached to the subject in the model image; a coordinate converter which converts a coordinate of the position designated by using the designating unit, by using the projection conversion parameter; and a display which displays the coordinate obtained by the conversion by the coordinate converter, on the image obtained by the capturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Toru Yamada
  • Patent number: 11395049
    Abstract: A content recording and sharing method is applied to a computing device. The method includes: obtaining a video in real time, the video capturing a physical scene for a time duration; generating supplemental contents synchronized with the video; receiving user information from a first user terminal device; determining first selected supplemental content according to the user information and a first selection rule, and sending the first selected supplemental content to the first user terminal device; determining second selected supplemental content according to a second selection rule; and sharing the video and the second selected supplemental content with one or more second user terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NORTHWEST INSTRUMENT INC.
    Inventor: David Xing
  • Patent number: 11388341
    Abstract: To provide an image capturing apparatus with distribution information on an image capturing signal suitable for a display apparatus, an image processing apparatus includes: an image data acquisition unit configured to acquire image data; a configuration information acquisition unit configured to acquire configuration information on a display apparatus which displays at least a part of an image indicated by the image data; a range determination unit configured to determine a range corresponding to the part of the image based on the configuration information; and a display control unit configured to cause a display unit to display the image with distribution information of pixel values corresponding to the range of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 11381736
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus performs control such that when an approaching to a finder is not made, a touch operation with an area that is less than a first threshold on the touch operation surface is validated, and a touch operation with an area that is not less than the first threshold on the touch operation surface is invalidated, when the approaching to the finder is made, the touch operation with the area that is not less than the first threshold on the touch operation surface is validated even if the touch operation has the area that is not less than the first threshold on the touch operation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinya Ishii
  • Patent number: 11375112
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including an interface that receives an input identifying a subject, and a processor that controls a display to display information indicating a position of the subject in a graphic representation corresponding to a panoramic image based on an orientation of a device capturing image data for generating the panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichiro Goto, Takuya Arai