Panoramic Patents (Class 348/36)
  • Patent number: 11328438
    Abstract: An image processing system includes a camera interface and a processor. The camera interface acquires a captured image from at least one camera that images an article. The processor acquires a basic shape of the article and acquires an image captured with imaging parameters corresponding to the basic shape from the at least one camera through the camera interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Yasunaga, Norimasa Ariga
  • Patent number: 11330174
    Abstract: A panoramic camera is provided with an orientation sensor to record orientation along with a panoramic image. The display or print image is selected from the captured panoramic image, a warped, non-scale-correct image. The selection of the display image is done using the orientation sensor. The orientation sensor data can be recorded with the panoramic image as metadata. The orientation sensor can also be used to control an external display and/or panoramic image selection during browsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: IMMVERVISION, INC.
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Artonne
  • Patent number: 11328158
    Abstract: The described positional awareness techniques employing visual-inertial sensory data gathering and analysis hardware with reference to specific example implementations implement improvements in the use of sensors, techniques and hardware design that can enable specific embodiments to provide positional awareness to machines with improved speed and accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Trifo, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhe Zhang, Grace Tsai, Shaoshan Liu
  • Patent number: 11320386
    Abstract: A detection apparatus includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor configured to determine a position of each of a plurality of partial images relative to the wide-angle image, to extract, from among the plurality of partial images, a pair of partial images that are consecutive in an image-capturing order, that do not have an overlapping portion, and at least one of which includes an image of a damaged portion, to detect a region of the outside of the partial image to which a damaged portion is estimated to be continuous, as an image-capturing omission candidate region, to determine the image-capturing omission candidate region as an image-capturing omission region, in a case where the image-capturing omission candidate region is included in none of the other partial images, and to issue, based on the position, a notification of a position corresponding to the image-capturing omission region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke Nonaka, Eigo Segawa
  • Patent number: 11323499
    Abstract: Methods and systems for bandwidth efficient streaming and synching multimedia content at a desired quality of experience are described herein. One method includes: requesting, by a client device and from a server device, a multimedia file for streaming; receiving, at the client device and responsive to the request, a plurality of chunks of the multimedia file, wherein the chunks are of varying quality; streaming the multimedia file based on the received plurality of chunks; determining a first subset of the plurality of chunks that meet a predefined quality threshold, and a second subset of the plurality of chunks that do not meet the predefined quality threshold; requesting, by the client device and from the server device, a replacement chunk for each chunk of the second subset, wherein each replacement chunk meets the predefined quality threshold; and storing the multimedia file using the first subset and the replacement chunks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Praveen Raja Dhanabalan
  • Patent number: 11321328
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for how to select, suggest, and modify content, which is relevant to the user, on a user interface. The system does this by combining physiological data, location data, and historical data to create a multi-dimensional user state of the user, where at least one dimension is time. The system also identifies available content, ranks the available content based on the multi-dimensional user state, and transmits a user interface a suggestion for a top-ranked item within the ranked list of available content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Immersyve Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: C. Scott Rigby, Lars Solberg, Cody Dehaan
  • Patent number: 11308641
    Abstract: An apparatus including an interface and a processor. The interface may be configured to receive first video frames of a first field of view captured by a first capture device and second video frames of a second field of view captured by a second capture device. The first capture device and the second capture device may have a symmetrical orientation with respect to a vehicle. The fields of view may have an overlapping region. The processor may be configured to select the capture devices to operate as a stereo pair of cameras based on the symmetrical orientation, receive the video frames from the interface, detect an object located in the overlapping region, perform a comparison operation on the object based on the symmetrical orientation with respect to the video frames and determine a distance of the object from the vehicle in response to the comparison operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ambarella International LP
    Inventors: Pier Paolo Porta, Shimon Pertsel
  • Patent number: 11303786
    Abstract: An image acquisition apparatus based on a miniature camera matrix, comprising an image generation circuit board and a miniature lens matrix, wherein the image generation circuit board comprises an image generation circuit matrix, various image generation circuits in the image generation circuit matrix all comprise a miniature photosensitive element, and various miniature photosensitive elements constitute a miniature photosensitive element matrix; and various miniature lenses in the miniature lens matrix are fixedly arranged on the image generation circuit board and correspond to the various miniature photosensitive elements on a one-to-one basis, and the axes of the various miniature lenses are respectively perpendicular to a plane where the image generation circuit board is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING QINGYING MACHINE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO.
    Inventors: Zhonghui Liu, Yufeng Liu, Ting Gong, Xing Yin
  • Patent number: 11300925
    Abstract: A system for generating multi-depth image sequence comprising a modulation array. The modulation array comprising a plurality of light modulators which may shift light incident upon the modulators by a number of degrees. The plurality of light modulators may shift light in concert according to a modulation shift pattern. The modulation shift pattern can be configured to focus incident light to a voxel or to form a 3-D image. One or more modulation shift patterns can be changed or cycled through to raster one or more image objects in one or more image depth planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Grata, Zhiheng Jia
  • Patent number: 11303881
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a client device can obtain user field of view information and recommended field of view information of a panoramic video. The client can then determine, based on the user field of view information and the recommended field of view information, that a field of view range corresponding to a recommended field of view is not within a range of a user field of view. The client can display an image corresponding to the user field of view and an image within the recommended field of view. An image corresponding to a recommended field of view can be prompted and presented, so that the user independently determines whether to switch a field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haojun Zhou
  • Patent number: 11297371
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a video based on images detected with cameras mounted on a vehicle and displaying a portion of the video corresponding to a time offset and a viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Devin W. Chalmers, Sean B. Kelly
  • Patent number: 11290644
    Abstract: A 360° view of an area is obtained by stitching together multiple images each of the images obtained at a different point of view. One of the points of view or each one of the points of view receives different angled views of different features in the image. Each feature in the image is therefore imaged from multiple different angles. The images are stitched together into a three-dimensional panorama which is optimized for display on a display where one image is intended for users left eye and another image is intended for the users right eye. The left eye sees features of the image from one field of view, and the right eye sees features of that same image from a different field of view, where each field in the image is shown to the different eyes at different points of view. Therefore, the different eyes perceive different parts of the depth of the image. And that last part into the specification and maybe into the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Christopher Carmichael
  • Patent number: 11288553
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for aiding an operator in operating a vehicle. In one embodiment, a system includes a sensor system configured to generate sensor data sensed from an environment of the vehicle. The system further includes a control module configured to, by a processor, generate a bowl view image of the environment based on the sensor data, identify at least one of a double object and a missing object in the bowl view image, generate a second bowl view image of the environment by re-stitching the sensor data based on the at least one of double object and missing object, and generate display data based on the second bowl view image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Wende Zhang, Kevin K. Hoang
  • Patent number: 11290573
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for synchronizing viewing angles in Virtual Reality (VR) live streaming. The method comprises: determining transmitting user's viewing angle information corresponding to image frames in a process of playing VR content on a transmitting device side; and providing the image frames in the VR content and the transmitting user's viewing angle information corresponding to the image frames to a VR receiving device such that, when displaying the VR content, the VR receiving device is configured to determine, based on the transmitting user's viewing angle information corresponding to a current image frame to be displayed and a preset number of preceding image frames, a display angle for the VR receiving device to display the current image frame to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 11290703
    Abstract: To reduce size and cost of a stereo camera and an onboard lighting unit. A stereo camera includes a first convex hyperboloidal mirror and a second convex hyperboloidal mirror that share a central axis and are vertically disposed with vertexes facing each other, an imaging optical system, and an image sensor. The second convex hyperboloidal mirror is formed of an outer circumferential hyperboloidal mirror and an inner circumferential hyperboloidal mirror that share the central axis with different conic constants, and an absolute value of the conic constant of the inner circumferential hyperboloidal mirror is greater than an absolute value of the conic constant of the outer circumferential hyperboloidal mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shimano, Keiichi Betsui
  • Patent number: 11284054
    Abstract: A 360° video capture, processing and display system includes a 360° video camera to capture a 360° raw video file, and a 360° video processing assembly to generate a 360° equirectangular geographic projection from each frame of the 360° raw video file. A 360° video processing algorithm captures a plurality of viewport images from each of a plurality of equirectangular geographic projections. A composite video displays includes a plurality of viewport images from a corresponding one of each of the 360° equirectangular geographic projections, wherein at least one of a top or bottom composite video display comprises a seamless integration of corresponding ones of the plurality of viewport images. The 360° video capture, processing and display system generates a multi-platform compatible processed 360° video file comprising the plurality of composite video displays, wherein the multi-platform compatible processed 360° video file is viewable on a video display assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: LARGO TECHNOLOGY GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Hermelo Miranda, Robert Uria
  • Patent number: 11272125
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic detection and insetting of digital streams into a video. Various examples of such regions of interest to the user include, without limitation, content displayed on various electronic displays or written on electronic paper (electronic ink), content projected on various surfaces using electronic projectors, content of paper documents appearing in the video and/or content written on white (black) boards inside the video. For some content, such as whiteboards, paper documents or paintings in a museum, a participant (or curator) could have taken pictures of the regions, again stored digitally somewhere and available for download. These digital streams with content of interest to the user are obtained and then inset onto the view generated from the raw video feed, giving users the ability to view them at their native high resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yulius Tjahjadi, Donald Kimber, Qiong Liu, Laurent Denoue
  • Patent number: 11257192
    Abstract: A method of correcting an image obtained by an image acquisition device includes obtaining successive measurements, Gn, of device movement during exposure of each row of an image. An integration range, idx, is selected in proportion to an exposure time, te, for each row of the image. Accumulated measurements, Cn, of device movement for each row of an image are averaged across the integration range to provide successive filtered measurements, G, of device movement during exposure of each row of an image. The image is corrected for device movement using the filtered measurements G.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventor: Piotr Stec
  • Patent number: 11252390
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding or decoding a 360-degree image. An image decoding method and apparatus according to an embodiment include: obtaining image data from a bitstream; decoding a first region of a projection image corresponding to a non-clipping region of a 360-degree image from the image data; obtaining information about a clipping region of the 360-degree image from the bitstream; determining a second region of the projection image, based on the information about the clipping region; and converting the projection image including the first region and the second region into the 360-degree image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Elena Alshina, Vladyslav Zakharchenko, Kwang-pyo Choi
  • Patent number: 11252347
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: an image sensor; a first detection unit configured to detect movement of the image sensor; a second detection unit configured to compare images to detect a positional deviation thereof; a combining unit configured to combine the images on a basis of the detected positional deviation and to generate a panoramic image; and a display control unit, in which in a case where combining of images up to an Nth frame is completed by the combining unit, on a basis of information about a size of the panoramic image generated by combining the images up to the Nth frame and the movement of the image sensor, which is detected by the first detection unit and corresponds to frames from an (N+1)th frame to an (N+M)th frame, the display control unit generates information indicating progress of combining of the panoramic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11237628
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for eye illumination for eye position tracking. An illumination system includes a light source configured to emit a light beam in a first wavelength range, a beam splitter configured to split the light beam emitted by the light source into a plurality of light beams, a substrate configured to be placed in front of an eye of a user, and a plurality of reflectors located within the substrate. Each of the plurality of reflectors is configured to intercept one or more light beams from the plurality of light beams, reflect light in the one or more light beams from the plurality of light beams to the eye of the user, and transmit light in a second wavelength range different from the first wavelength range to the eye of the user. The substrate is transparent to both light in the first wavelength range and light in the second wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Sharma, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Brian Wheelwright
  • Patent number: 11233944
    Abstract: Provided in the present invention are a method for achieving a bullet time capturing effect and a panoramic camera. The method comprises: acquiring a panoramic video captured when a panoramic camera rotates around a capture target; acquiring from within the panoramic video hemispherical images close to the side of the capture target; splicing the hemispherical images to generate a spliced image; and fixing a viewpoint of the spliced image, thus achieving a bullet time capturing effect. According to the present invention, only one panoramic camera is needed to be able to capture the bullet time capturing effect, so that the capturing cost of the bullet time capturing effect in the present invention is low. Meanwhile, since the bullet time capturing effect is obtained by means of a panoramic video being captured when a panoramic camera rotates around a capture target and processing being carried out on the panoramic video, the precision is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ARASHI VISION INC.
    Inventors: Cong Chen, Wenjie Jiang, Jingkang Liu
  • Patent number: 11233936
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose a method for recommending an image capture mode by an electronic device. The method includes identifying, by the electronic device, at least one ROI displayed in a camera preview of the electronic device for capturing an image in a non-ultra-wide image capture mode. Further, the method includes determining, by the electronic device, that the at least one ROI is suitable to capture in an ultra-wide image capture mode. Further, the method includes providing, by the electronic device, at least one recommendation to switch to the ultra-wide image capture mode from the non-ultra-wide image capture mode for capturing the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Swadha Jaiswal, Debayan Mukherjee, Mannu Amrit, Shivi Pal, Vibha Venkatesh Kulkarni, Pavan Sudheendra, Pankaj Kumar Bajpai, Balvinder Singh, Narasimha Gopalakrishna Pai, Sanjay Narasimha Murthy, Vineeth Thanikonda Munirathnam
  • Patent number: 11232323
    Abstract: Feature points included in input images are extracted and matching information indicating mapping relationships for feature points included in different input images is generated. A reference image is selected among the input images based on the matching information. Valid images are determined among the input images by excluding noise images from the input images based on the matching information. A two-dimensional bundle adjustment is performed to generate synchronized images by aligning the valid images to the reference image. A merged image is generated by merging the reference image and the synchronized images. Image merging performance is enhanced by selecting the reference image highly correlated with the other input images and estimating exact homography based on the reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changhun Sung, Deokhwan Kim, Byungdeok Kim, Taeui Kim
  • Patent number: 11232524
    Abstract: A data handling or patching system operates to reduce redundant data within a data storage. Data files are compared, and a data difference is output. In files that have very similar data, the data difference between values is relatively small, and thus when a basic data file and a data difference file are stored, data redundancy is significantly reduced. The data difference of “diff” file can then be used to losslessly reproduce the data of either of the compared files. A first or primary port is dedicated for base quality transmissions on which the broadcasting client sends the lowest available quality. Additional or secondary ports enable transmission of higher than base quality data, sent as “diff's” of the base quality. The receiving client combines the “diff” data on the secondary ports with the base data of the first port, to produce higher quality media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Vertigo Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Savenok, Pavel Savenok, Gregory H. Leekley
  • Patent number: 11232574
    Abstract: A distributed object tracking system includes a plurality of image analysis devices and a cluster management service device connected to the plurality of image analysis devices, wherein each image analysis device analyzes an object in a corresponding real-time video stream to generate an analysis result for tracking the object, and the cluster management service device includes a tracking module to form a trajectory of the object according to the analysis result generated by each of the plurality of image analysis devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: GORILLA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Sih-Ping Koh, Nuo Pai Hsu
  • Patent number: 11221814
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for distributed computing and/or networking for mixed reality systems. A method may include capturing an image via a camera of a head-wearable device. Inertial data may be captured via an inertial measurement unit of the head-wearable device. A position of the head-wearable device can be estimated based on the image and the inertial data via one or more processors of the head-wearable device. The image can be transmitted to a remote server. A neural network can be trained based on the image via the remote server. A trained neural network can be transmitted to the head-wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric C. Browy
  • Patent number: 11219828
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a virtual scene display method performed at an electronic apparatus, and a storage medium, and belong to the field of computer technologies. The method includes: displaying a focusing button in a terminal screen in a case that a virtual scene is in a scaling display mode based on a scope, the focusing button being configured to adjust a scaling ratio of the virtual scene; obtaining an adjusted target field of view (FOV) corresponding to the scope according to a touch operation on the focusing button; obtaining the scaling ratio of the virtual scene according to the target FOV, the target FOV and the scaling ratio being in a negative correlation; and updating the virtual scene in the terminal screen according to the scaling ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zicong Lei, Fanwei Liao, Yang Deng, Weimin Wang
  • Patent number: 11214248
    Abstract: An in-vehicle monitoring camera device 100 includes: an obstacle detection unit 3 that detects, as first obstacles, obstacles detected by a millimeter-wave radar 11 which might collide with the host vehicle; a collision risk determination unit 4 that detects the time before the respective first obstacles and the vehicle come into contact with each other; a distortion correction unit 2 that generates image 2 by correcting distortion in image 1 captured using a wide-angle lens; and a camera-viewpoint display control unit 5 that generates image 3 by cutting out, from image 2, an image of the first obstacle having the shortest time to collision. Therein, a radar chart 31 indicating the visual field range or the center direction of the visual field of image 3 is superimposed on image 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Taniguchi, Noritaka Kokido, Nariaki Takehara
  • Patent number: 11218662
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, a program, and a projection system that facilitate the adjustment of the position and tilt of a camera. An image processing device according to one aspect of the present technology estimates, on the basis of a taken image taken by a camera installed at a predetermined tilt, the tilt of the camera, the camera being configured to photograph a projection surface of a screen on which a pattern image that is an image having a predetermined pattern has been projected from a projector, and performs control to display the taken image rotated depending on the tilt of the camera. The present technology is applicable to computers configured to control a plurality of projectors to project video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyoto Someya
  • Patent number: 11212542
    Abstract: A video data stream is rendered reducible in a manner so that the reduction leads to a restriction of pictures of the reduced video data stream to merely a predetermined subarea of the pictures of the original video data stream and in a manner so that transcoding, such as re-quantization, may be avoided and a conformance of the reduced video data stream relative to the codec underlying the original video data stream be maintained. This is achieved by providing the video data stream with information including an indication of the predetermined subarea and replacement indices for redirecting the indices included by the payload portion so as to refer to, and/or replacement parameters for adjusting the first set of coding parameter settings so as to result in, a second set of coding parameter settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Skupin, Yago Sánchez de la Fuente, Thomas Schierl, Cornelius Hellge, Karsten Grueneberg, Thomas Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11212504
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding or decoding a 360-degree image. An image decoding method and apparatus according to an embodiment include: obtaining image data from a bitstream; decoding a first region of a projection image corresponding to a non-clipping region of a 360-degree image from the image data; obtaining information about a clipping region of the 360-degree image from the bitstream; determining a second region of the projection image, based on the information about the clipping region; and converting the projection image including the first region and the second region into the 360-degree image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Elena Alshina, Vladyslav Zakharchenko, Kwang-pyo Choi
  • Patent number: 11209817
    Abstract: To determine a cause of a fault in a robotic system, a diagnostic service of the robotic system will receive primary signals from various processes running on the robotic system. The service will access a graph representation of functions as stored in memory, and the service will perform the functions on one or more of the primary signals to yield one or more derived signals. A sink of the robotic system will subscribing to a causal trace that includes a value for a specified one of the derived signals and an identification of each signal from which the specified derived signal was derived. During runtime, the sink will receive updates to the causal trace as the value for the specified derived signal changes. The diagnostic service will use the causal trace to identify a process that caused the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Argo AI, LLC
    Inventors: Randall Nortman, Michael Dacko
  • Patent number: 11206364
    Abstract: Improved HMDs are described. The HMD is configured to provide higher resolution image content within a central area of a display of the HMD and to provide lower resolution image content within peripheral areas of the display. The HMD includes a higher resolution camera, a first lower resolution camera, and a second lower resolution camera. The FOV of the first lower resolution camera minimally overlaps the FOV of the higher resolution camera, and the FOV of the second lower resolution camera minimally overlaps the FOV of the higher resolution camera. The minimal overlap is less than 10 degrees. By structuring the HMD in this manner, the HMD can generate merged images that mimic a user's foveal vision acuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Michael Bleyer, Christopher Douglas Edmonds
  • Patent number: 11204495
    Abstract: A device for generating a model of an object with superposition image data in a virtual environment includes an image capturing element configured to generate an image data stream of the object as well as a calculating unit configured to extract, from the image data stream, a model of the object from a real environment, to insert the extracted model into the virtual environment, and to superpose at least part of the model with superposition image data so as to generate the model of the object with superposition image data in the virtual environment, and a display element configured to display the model of the object with superposition image data in the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Bitmanagement Software GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Schickel
  • Patent number: 11206376
    Abstract: A method for image acquisition may include receiving a video from a first video camera in a period, the video including a first view of a scene. The method may also include delineating a plurality of first regions within the first view of the scene. The method may further include determining an accumulated effect of at least one feature occurring within the period within at least one of the plurality of first regions. The method may further include directing a second video camera towards a second view of the scene based on the accumulated effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lunqi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11200631
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for arranging communication between two or more users is provided. The two or more users including at least a first client and at least a first consultant. The first computing device is associated with the at least first client. The second computing device is associated with the at least first consultant. The method includes operations performed by at least one computer processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Hani Eskandari
  • Patent number: 11195395
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security system comprising: a first monitoring subsystem, said first monitoring subsystem being arranged to detect events within a first field of view using a first detection mechanism; a second monitoring subsystem, said monitoring subsystem being arranged to detect events within a second field of view using a second detection mechanism; a mounting arrangement configured to carry the first and second monitoring subsystems and mount them to a substrate; wherein in use, an alignable component of the first monitoring subsystem is configured to be orientated with respect to the mounting arrangement so that the first field of view covers an area to be monitored; and wherein the orientation of the alignable component of the first monitoring subsystem determines the orientation of the second field of view of the second monitoring subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Xtralis AG
    Inventor: Thomas Goulet
  • Patent number: 11195017
    Abstract: An image acquisition device, a goods shelf, a monitoring device for a goods shelf, a monitoring method for a goods shelf and an image recognition method are disclosed. The image acquisition device includes at least one reflective part which is configured to form a virtual image of an object through reflection of the object; and a camera which is configured to take a picture of the object and the virtual image of the object, so as to reduce a photograph blind zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Deng, Huawei Yu, Xin Li
  • Patent number: 11194538
    Abstract: An image management system includes a reception unit and transmission unit. The reception unit receives, from a first communication terminal, link information that is transmitted from the image management system and is managed in a link information management system. The transmission unit transmits, to the first communication terminal, a view script and image data corresponding to the link information. The image data is received from a second communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Inamoto, Yusuke Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 11187070
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a tool body and a structured illumination device attached to the tool body, wherein the structured illumination device includes a light source and a light filter mask to generate a light pattern. The apparatus also includes a subsurface camera system attached to the tool body, wherein the subsurface camera system comprises a plurality of cameras. The apparatus also includes a processor and a machine-readable medium having program code executable by the processor to cause the apparatus to acquire an image of a feature using the subsurface camera system and determine a three-dimensional position of the feature based on the image, wherein the feature is illuminated by the light pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Joshua Stark
  • Patent number: 11187553
    Abstract: An in-vehicle information display apparatus and a method of controlling the same output outputting various pieces of information using image output devices disposed on a rear surface of a protrusion type information display apparatus. The protrusion type information display apparatus applied to a vehicle includes an output region determination unit configured to, upon detecting that an event occurs, determine an image corresponding to the event and an output region, among a plurality of regions of a windshield, a screen correction unit configured to correct the determined image to match the determined output region, and a projector unit disposed on a rear surface opposite to a front surface on which a display is disposed and configured to project the corrected image onto the determined output region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Sung Tae Cho
  • Patent number: 11188801
    Abstract: Disclosed are method and apparatus for fusing an object into a panoramic video. The method may include: playing a panoramic video in a panoramic video player; obtaining a target object; parsing the target object to obtain a coordinates parameter and a material parameter of the target object; setting the color of each pixel of the target object when the target object is fused into the panoramic video according to the coordinate parameter and the material parameter, so as to obtain a colored target object; and fusing the colored target object into the panoramic video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: Beijing Jingdong Shangke Information Technology Co., Beijing Jingdong Century Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinping He, Gang Zhao, Wenbo Li, Bi Peng
  • Patent number: 11181721
    Abstract: A wide-angle imaging optical system obtains sufficient information in the image periphery, and achieves high-performance imaging across the entire field of view. The imaging optical system uses stereographic projection, and includes, in sequence from an object, a first lens with a negative refractive power having a convex surface facing the object, a second lens with a negative refractive power, a third lens with a negative refractive power, a fourth lens with a positive refractive power, an aperture stop, a fifth lens with a positive refractive power, a sixth lens with a negative refractive power, and a seventh lens with a positive refractive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NISSEI TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya Otsu
  • Patent number: 11184532
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to capturing panorama images using an image capture device including a camera. An example method includes receiving a user command to begin generation of a panorama image, capturing a plurality of images with the camera for generating the panorama image, while capturing the plurality of images, receiving an indication specifying a center region of interest (ROI), completing capture of the plurality of images, and automatically generating the panorama image based on the plurality of image, the panorama image centered at the specified center ROI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hariharan Raju, Raja Shekhar Reddy Annam, Ravi Shankar Kadambala
  • Patent number: 11184547
    Abstract: To provide an imaging device for controlling imaging ranges of a plurality of imaging units, the imaging device includes: a first imaging unit and a second imaging unit; a driving mechanism for controlling an imaging range of at least one of the first imaging unit and the second imaging unit; a synthesizing unit for synthesizing a first image acquired by the first imaging unit and a second image acquired by the second imaging unit to generate a wide-angle image; a display unit for displaying an image; a user interface used for a user to designate an region or a position in the image displayed by the display unit; and a control unit for controlling the imaging range of at least one of the first imaging unit and the second imaging unit in accordance with the designated region or position and control whether the synthesizing unit performs synthesizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Aihiko Numata
  • Patent number: 11184539
    Abstract: An intelligent dual-lens photographing device and a photographing method is provided. The photographing device includes a first photographing module, a second photographing module, a shutter, a first driving mechanism, a second driving mechanism, a third driving mechanism, and a controller. The shutter is connected to the second photographing module. The first photographing module and the second photographing module are driven by the first driving mechanism to horizontally rotate synchronously. The first photographing module and the second photographing module are driven by the second driving mechanism to rotate around horizontal axis synchronously. The second photographing module is driven by the third driving mechanism to horizontally move and/or pitching independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Jiazhi Chen
  • Patent number: 11180083
    Abstract: A vehicular multi-camera vision system includes a plurality of exterior viewing vehicle cameras disposed at a vehicle, a trailer camera disposed at a rear of a trailer and viewing rearward, an ECU and a display device in the vehicle. With the trailer not hitched to the vehicle and during a driving maneuver of the vehicle, image data captured by the vehicle cameras is provided to the ECU and the display device displays video images generated by the ECU and derived from image data captured by the vehicle cameras. With the trailer hitched to the vehicle and during a driving maneuver of the vehicle towing the trailer, image data captured by the trailer camera and the vehicle cameras is provided to the ECU and the display device displays video images generated by the ECU and derived from image data captured by the trailer camera and side viewing vehicle cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yuesheng Lu, Krishna Koravadi, Vivek Vaid, Joshua G. Windeler, Heinz A. Mattern
  • Patent number: 11172145
    Abstract: A camera device is provided. The camera device includes: a first imaging section, a second imaging section, a third imaging section, and a processor. The first imaging section, second imaging section, and third imaging section capture a first image, a second image, and a third image of a scene with a first field of view (FOV), a second FOV, and a third FOV. The processor is configured to generate a first output image by performing a first image-fusion process on at least two of the first image, the second image, and the third image in response to a zooming factor of the camera device being between a first zooming factor and a second zooming factor, wherein the first FOV is wider than the second FOV, and the second FOV is wider than the third FOV, and the second zooming factor is greater than the first zooming factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ping-Han Lee, Te-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 11172208
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for capturing omnidirectional video with one or more cameras, streaming the video over a network, and rendering the video on a Head Mounted Display (HMD) and more specifically to a method, apparatus, and computer program product for improving the visual quality of viewport-based omnidirectional video streaming. One example method includes selecting a primary viewport, encoding a first representation that covers the primary viewport, and encoding a second representation that provides a gradual picture quality change from a background viewport to the primary viewport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Igor Danilo Diego Curcio, Miska Matias Hannuksela, Justin Ridge