With Object Or Scene Illumination Patents (Class 348/370)
  • Patent number: 11394857
    Abstract: A photo booth system for image generation of a subject, comprising: a base unit having a stabilizing base and a rotational connector rotated about a rotational axis oriented normal to the base unit and parallel to the stabilizing base; a boom having a fixed end removably connected to the rotational connector and a free end offset from the base unit by 90 degrees; a mobile device configured to control all functions of the system, the mobile device removably connected to the free end; an illumination source configured on the boom, and directed towards the subject during rotation of the boom from a first side of the subject, over and above, and to a second side of the subject; wherein the mobile device is configured to generate images of the subject, characterized by at least 180 degrees of rotation of the boom, from the first side, above, and the second side of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Foto Master Ltd.
    Inventor: Boaz Telem
  • Patent number: 11385184
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a system for optical inspection of an object, specifically comprising an illumination assembly operated to provide homogeneous illumination of the object, thereby improving the overall accuracy of the optical inspection. The optical vision system also comprises an image sensor configured to capture an image of the object and a control unit in electrical communication with and configured to operate the image sensor and the illumination assembly, wherein the control unit is configured to automatically control the illumination assembly to illuminate the object with a predetermined illumination pattern based on a selected object type. The present disclosure also relates to a corresponding method and to a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: IVISYS SWEDEN AB
    Inventor: Moatasem Chehaiber
  • Patent number: 11373336
    Abstract: A system allows people to more easily find products matching their skin tone. The system includes a scanning device to scan one or more spots of a person's skin. For example, three different spots can be scanned. The scan determines a skin-tone identifier for the person's skin. With this skin-tone identifier, the customer can view products that match their skin tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Sephora USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucie Tuan, Savio Thattil, Julie Bornstein, Margarita Arriagada
  • Patent number: 11368630
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a detection unit configured to detect region information of an object in an image, an acquisition unit configured to detect a predetermined object region that is a part of the object from the region information of the object, and to acquire luminance information of a periphery of the predetermined object region, and a relighting unit configured to perform processing for correcting brightness of the object in the image by adding an effect of virtual light. The relighting unit corrects the brightness of the object including the predetermined object region in accordance with luminance of the periphery of the predetermined object region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoko Watazawa
  • Patent number: 11336849
    Abstract: A polarization imaging section 20 includes polarized pixels in each of a plurality of polarization directions. The polarization imaging section 20 includes a polarizer. The polarization imaging section 20 outputs image signals of a polarized image to a defect detecting section 35 of an image processing section 30. In a case where a difference between a pixel value of a target polarized pixel generated by the polarization imaging section and a pixel value of the target polarized pixel estimated from polarization characteristics corresponding to pixel values of peripheral pixels in a polarization direction different from a polarization direction of the target polarized pixel is greater than a predetermined allowable range, the defect detecting section 35 determines that the target polarized pixel is a defective pixel. Therefore, it is possible to detect a defect of a pixel in the polarization imaging section that generates the polarized image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teppei Kurita, Shun Kaizu, Yuhi Kondo, Yasutaka Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 11301201
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a controller configured to execute one or more modules, an audio reproduction module configured to reproduce an audio file including reproduction sections, each of the reproduction sections comprising audio data and directional information, a display configured to display selectable objects corresponding to the directional information, and an audio control module configured to determine whether to reproduce audio data corresponding the directional information based on an input for selecting one of the selectable objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zi On Kwon, Hye Won Kim, Hyung Woo Shin, Son Young Lee, Seung Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 11290654
    Abstract: There is provided an image capturing apparatus. A first image is obtained by taking a shot without causing any of N light emission apparatuses (N?2) to emit light. N second images are obtained by taking shots respectively at the times of light emissions by the N light emission apparatuses which are caused to perform the light emissions one at a time. A generating unit generates a plurality of third images including N difference images, each difference image corresponding to a difference between respective one of the N second images and the first image, and M composite images (M?1) corresponding to M compositing patterns at which two or more of the N difference images are composited. A selection unit selects one of the plurality of third images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohei Furuya
  • Patent number: 11265483
    Abstract: An endoscopic image processing apparatus includes a memory configured to store a threshold THn to determine a dark region in the near-point image inputted, a brightness correction circuit configured to perform brightness correction on the near-point image based on the threshold THn depending on timing of acquiring the near-point image and perform second brightness correction on the far-point image based on a threshold THf on the far-point image, and a light distribution state determination circuit configured to determine whether a light distribution state of a live image from an endoscope is a light distribution state of the near-point image. The brightness correction circuit, in the timing of acquiring the near-point image, performs the first brightness correction when the light distribution state determination circuit determines that the light distribution state of the live image is the light distribution state of the near-point image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyosuke Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11233927
    Abstract: A system and method includes operations and steps for synchronizing a light source with an image sensor. An imaging system includes a camera unit having an image sensor, a light detector unit and a synchronization unit. The light detector unit detects the actual time the light source is actuated to determine when a switch occurs between white light and colored light. A camera controller unit processes the actual time with a timing of the image sensor to detect a difference between the actual time the light source is switched and the timing of the image sensor. The camera controller unit is configured to actuate synchronization unit to synchronize the light source with the image sensor when the switch occurs outside of a predetermined period within a blanking region during frame formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: KARL STORZ Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Eduardo M. Molieri
  • Patent number: 11212512
    Abstract: Imaging systems and methods are disclosed that use multiple illumination pulses to irradiate a scene of interest. An example system includes optics to receive a sequence of returned light pulse portions scattered or reflected from the scene. A modulator is configured to modulate the intensity of the returned light pulse portions to form a sequence of modulated light pulse portions. A means of selectively exposing a sensor during a sequence of exposure periods is also included, so that each modulated light pulse portion is received by the sensor during one of the exposure periods, respectively. The sensor is configured to generate a sequence of sensor signals as a result of receiving the modulated light pulse portions and to accumulate the sensor signals to form a sensor output signal. A processor may read the sensor output signal and process the image based on that signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NLIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Bodo Schmidt, Lorenzo N. Venneri, Charles Stewart Tuvey
  • Patent number: 11178325
    Abstract: There is provided an image capturing control apparatus. A non-blur region setting unit sets, within a screen, a non-blur region to which blur processing is not applied. In response to an operation performed by a user, a focus detection region setting unit sets, within the screen, a focus detection region in which focus detection is performed. When the focus detection region is outside the non-blur region, a control unit performs control to issue a notification that is not issued when the focus detection region is inside the non-blur region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Funatsu
  • Patent number: 11172108
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device that is able to obtain a clear image in a relatively long distance in an environment of precipitation. A rainy weather camera includes: a light source that emits pulse light; a fan-shaped pulse light radiation unit that performs scanning in one direction with the pulse light emitted by the light source, spreads, in a direction perpendicular to the scanning direction, the pulse light for the scanning when the scanning is performed, and radiates the pulse light, which is in a state of being polarized in the direction perpendicular to the scanning direction, to an object; an imaging unit that receives reflection light from the object and performs exposure to a pixel; and a polarization filter that transmits light that is included in the reflection light received by the imaging unit and polarized to be parallel to the scanning direction. The imaging unit performs exposure only to a pixel which is synchronized with the scanning with the pulse light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuji Iguchi, Koji Takahashi, Hidenori Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 11145090
    Abstract: A computer system determines a likelihood of the presence of flame in a scene. The system obtains a series of digital infrared and optical images of the scene; identifies a candidate region in a location of the scene based on analysis of the infrared images; identifies an optical image slice based on analysis of the optical images and the location of the candidate region; and determines a likelihood of the presence of flame in the scene based on analysis of the optical image slice. Analysis of the infrared images includes detecting a high-temperature image region that exceeds a threshold temperature; detecting a turbulent motion image region; and determining whether the turbulent motion region is within a specified proximity of or overlaps with the high-temperature region. The optical image slice may be provided to a trained neural network, which returns a degree-of-confidence value that indicates whether flame is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Deep Seek Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: David Bonn
  • Patent number: 11121779
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes light-emitting elements, a selection circuit, a control circuit, light-receiving elements, and switch elements. The selection circuit is configured to accept one input signal and output a signal for selecting an element to emit light among the light-emitting elements. The control circuit is configured to control the light-emitting elements, based on the signal outputted from the selection circuit. The light-receiving elements are each configured to receive light of each of the light-emitting elements and generate a signal for driving a switch, based on a light-receiving state. The switch elements are each configured to be driven by application of voltage outputted from each of the light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Imai
  • Patent number: 11099376
    Abstract: A user-wearable fluorescence based visualization system comprising a multi-light lamp assembly that provides for the selected output of light using multiple light emitting sources, wherein the outputted light may be tailored to generate response wavelength by the interaction of the emitted light and a tissue illuminated by the emitted light, through the process of fluorescence, and a viewing system that allows a practitioner view the fluorescent light generated by the tissue, and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Liviu Steier, Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: 11039066
    Abstract: There is provided an image pickup apparatus including a plurality of image capturing modes which is changeable by a user operation of a first operation member. In a first mode, an exposure control value is to be chosen and set to a fixed value by the user, and others are set to settable automatic exposure control values by the image pickup apparatus without the user's operation. In a second mode, the plurality of exposure control values are all to be set to the automatic values. In a third mode, the plurality of exposure control values are settable to a combination of the automatic value and fixed value settable in the first and the second mode by user via a second operation member, without changing the image capturing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuo Tsuchiya, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Yuki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10977781
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an image fusion method, device and system. The image fusion method comprises: obtaining a visible light image generated by a visible light sensor and an invisible light image generated by an invisible light sensor, wherein there is a correspondence between the visible light image and the invisible light image; synthesizing the visible light image and the invisible light image to create a first synthetic image; denoising the visible light image and the first synthetic image; and fusing the denoised visible light image and the denoised first synthetic image to generate a second synthetic image. In embodiments of the present disclosure, the visible light image and the first synthetic image that is fused with the invisible light image are denoised respectively before the final image fusion to denoising the fused image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xinxin Nie, Lihong Luo, Meng Fan, Hai Yu
  • Patent number: 10953813
    Abstract: A vehicle image acquisition device includes a RGB light source unit having a red light source configured to emit red light, a green light source configured to emit green light, and a blue light source configured to emit blue light, the RGB light source unit being configured to emit respective color light at a predetermined light emission period in a predetermined direction, an image acquisition unit configured to capture reflected light returning from a target distance area at an imaging timing set according to the target distance area, and to acquire a plurality of captured images having different target distance areas, a timing controller configured to control light emission period of the respective color light and the imaging timing; and an image processor configured to combine the captured images each acquired by the respective color light to generate a color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Namba, Mitsuharu Mano, Masayasu Ito
  • Patent number: 10921190
    Abstract: A spectrum measuring apparatus includes a plurality of light sources configured to emit light of different wavelengths onto an object, based on current at various intensities that is applied to each of the plurality of light sources, a photodetector configured to receive light that is one among reflected from, scattered from, and transmitted into the object onto which the light is emitted, and measure an intensity of the received light, and a processor configured to obtain spectrum of the object, based on the measured intensity of the received light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Kyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10904505
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for generating a digital image is disclosed. In use, a first image is received from a first image sensor, where the first image sensor detects visible light color, and a second image and a third image are received from a second image sensor, where the second image sensor detects non-visible light intensity. Using an image processing subsystem, a resulting image is generated by combining the first image, the second image, and the third image, where at least one of the first image, the second image, or the third image is sampled under strobe illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DUELIGHT LLC
    Inventors: William Rivard, Adam Feder, Brian Kindle
  • Patent number: 10874005
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for communicating via a communications network with a load control system of a respective user environment, receiving information on the load control system via the communications network, displaying graphical user interfaces based on the received information, and controlling and configuring the load control system via graphical user interfaces by communicating via the communications network messages the load control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Rhythm Agarwal, Brad M. Kreschollek, Bryan R. Barnes, Christopher M. Green, Rhodes B. Baker, Jennifer Wong, Gregory S. Altonen, Karelys Alfonzo
  • Patent number: 10863103
    Abstract: A setting apparatus comprises a setting unit that sets a virtual light parameter for applying an effect of irradiating virtual light on a plurality of subjects included in an image; and a classification unit that classifies the plurality of subjects into a plurality of groups based on a state of shadow. The setting unit sets the virtual light parameter for each group classified by the classification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoko Watazawa
  • Patent number: 10828124
    Abstract: An illumination system for a medical suite comprises a light assembly comprising at least one illumination source configured to selectively direct a light emission in a region of the surgical suite. The system further comprises an imager configured to capture image data in a field of view in the medical suite. A controller is in communication with the light assembly and the imager. The controller is configured to detect a location of the marker in the image data and control the light assembly to direct the light emission within the region based on the location of the marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kurtis L. Geerlings, Thomas S. Wright, David M. Falb, Christopher J. Adamski, Jeremy A. Schut, William L. Tonar, Jason D. Hallack, Michael J. Metivier, Brian J. Beardsley
  • Patent number: 10827156
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a light filling method and apparatus for photographing environment, and a computer-readable storage medium. The method includes detecting a color temperature value of a current photographing environment to obtain a first color temperature value; and displaying an optimal light filling image acquired from a plurality of prestored light filling images in a light filling region of a display screen based on the first color temperature value, to implement light filling for the photographing environment, wherein the optimal light filling image is a light filling image that does not destroy white balance of a camera after light filling is implemented for the photographing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guosheng Li, Chuan Gao
  • Patent number: 10729370
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system including one or more sensors, a mounting system configured to removeably mount a computing device such that a camera of the computing device is positioned facing an eye of a subject, and a control system. The control system is configured to (a) receive sensor data from the one or more sensors, (b) determine whether the sensor data is indicative of balance instability of the subject, (c) track a position of the eye of the subject to assess vestibular dysfunction, (d) determine whether the camera data is indicative of vestibular dysfunction of the subject, and (e) in response to (i) the sensor data being indicative of balance instability of the subject and/or (ii) the camera data being indicative of vestibular dysfunction of the subject, display an indication of symptoms that are characteristic of a traumatic brain injury or concussion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
    Inventors: Fang Lin, Sai V. Yalla
  • Patent number: 10726574
    Abstract: At a first time point, a first light capturing device at a first spatial location in a three-dimensional (3D) space captures first light rays from light sources located at designated spatial locations on a viewer device in the 3D space. At the first time point, a second light capturing device at a second spatial location in the 3D space captures second light rays from the light sources located at the designated spatial locations on the viewer device in the 3D space. Based on the first light rays captured by the first light capturing device and the second light rays captured by the second light capturing device, at least one of a spatial position and a spatial direction, at the first time point, of the viewer device is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ajit Ninan, Neil Mammen
  • Patent number: 10724851
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a functional assembly, a display device and a terminal. The functional assembly includes a sensor unit, a first light-guiding component and a camera. The sensor unit includes an emitter and a receiver. The emitter is configured to emit probe light. The first light-guiding component is configured to introduce the probe light and transmit the probe light to the outside through the camera. The receiver is configured to receive detection light through the camera, the detection light being formed by reflection of the probe light against an obstacle. The functional assembly, the display device and the terminal in the present embodiment increase an area of a display region effectively, hence realizing an effect of large-screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10728528
    Abstract: A system for social interaction using a photo-realistic novel view of an event includes a multi-view reconstruction system for developing transmission data of the event a plurality of client-side rendering devices, each rendering device receiving the transmission data from the multi-view reconstruction system and rendering the transmission data as the photo-realistic novel view. A method of social interaction using a photo-realistic novel view of an event includes transmitting by a server side transmission data of the event; receiving by a first user on a first rendering device the data transmission; selecting by the first user a path for rendering on the first rendering device at least on novel view; rendering by the first rendering device the at least one novel view; and saving by the user on the first rendering device novel view date for the at least one novel view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Oren Haimovitch-Yogev, Matteo Shapira, Aviv Shapira, Diego Prilusky, Yaniv Ben Zvi, Adi Gilat
  • Patent number: 10699395
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an invisible image filter separator that separates an invisible detail component, a visible image filter separator that separates a visible base component and a visible detail component, a base luminance color separator that separates a visible luminance base component and a visible color base component, a detail luminance color separator that separates a visible luminance detail component, a detail synthesizer that generates a synthetic luminance detail component, a synthetic luminance component generator that generates a synthetic luminance component, and a luminance color synthesizer that generates a synthetic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Kurihara, Yoshitaka Toyoda, Daisuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10699455
    Abstract: An image processing system in which, in order to easily analyze input images acquired by sensors, output image quality is improved so that is suitable for a user. It includes: a gradient calculation unit that calculates a desired gradient based on input images; an indication function calculation unit that calculates an indication function for the input images, the indication function defining a range that can be taken by an output image and pixel values of a reference image; a pixel value renewal unit that renews pixel values of one of the input images so as to approximate the desired gradient to produce a renewed image; and a pixel value constraint unit that updates pixel values of the renewed image so as to fall within the range that can be taken by the output image and to approximate the pixel values of the reference image, to thereby obtain the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: NEC CORPORATION, TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takashi Shibata, Masayuki Tanaka, Masatoshi Okutomi
  • Patent number: 10694952
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device of the present invention comprises a body; a head being extended from the body, the head including an internal space for accommodating; a light transmission circle being formed on the head; and a measurement module being installed in the internal space of the head, the measurement module facing the light transmission circle, wherein the measurement module includes: a plurality of first light source providing the light transmission circle with light for speckle imaging; a image sensor being positioned between the light transmission circle and the plurality of first light sources, the image sensor being spaced apart from the plurality of first light sources, the image sensor facing the light transmission circle; and a lens covering the image sensor, the lens being positioned between the image sensor and the light transmission circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Gueisam Lim, Yongju Yang, Kyuhyoung Choi, Haeseok Eo, Dongwon Kim, Heejin Park, Sanghun Kim, Seungwoo Shin
  • Patent number: 10694111
    Abstract: With respect to a subject included in an image, the illuminating condition by an ambient light source in an environment where the image was captured is estimated, and based on the estimation result, the effect of a virtual light source that was non-existent at the time of image capture is computed. More specifically, the effect of the virtual light source is computed using an illumination direction of the virtual light source and the reflective characteristics of the subject illuminated by the virtual light source, which have been determined based on the estimation result, and an image derived from addition of the effect of the virtual light source is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kotaro Kitajima
  • Patent number: 10694112
    Abstract: A vehicular image pickup device includes an image capturing unit, a fill light unit and a processing unit. The image capturing unit captures a driving image. The fill light unit provides a supplementary light of a fill light intensity. The processing unit retrieves an object image from the driving image and calculates, by conversion, a brightness distribution of a plurality of pixels on a straight line penetrating the object image. The processing unit fine-tunes a shutter speed of the image capturing unit, a gain of the image capturing unit or the fill light intensity of the fill light unit according to a waveform of the brightness distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kun-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 10660549
    Abstract: A palm vein imaging device includes a housing, a light sensitive element and an optical imaging system, at least one imaging sensor for capturing images of palm veins, and a controller, wherein the palm vein imaging device contains an infrared transmission filter and a scattering filter installed above the light emitting elements and the light emitting elements are infrared light-emitting diodes emitting light of wavelength of 850 nm and 940 nm. The technical result of the utility model is increased quality of the obtained image of palm vein vascular pattern, reducing the amount of noises and distortions while imaging and as a result increased reliability of personal identification by means of the claimed device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: OBSCHESTVO S OGRANICHENNOI OTVETSTVENNOSTYU “NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY TSENTR PROSOFT-SISTEMY”
    Inventor: Alexandr Vladimirovich Dremin
  • Patent number: 10638561
    Abstract: An electric power system includes a centralized switched mode power supply (SMPS) and a network bridge. The centralized SMPS includes AC/DC PFC power converters, DC/DC power converters and a control circuit having a communication interface. The control circuit is configured to control power switch(es) of the AC/DC PFC power converters and power switch(es) of the DC/DC power converters. The network bridge is in communication with the communication interface for receiving remote access control commands between a device remote from the centralized SMPS and the control circuit for controlling the power switch(es) of the AC/DC PFC power converters and the power switch(es) of the DC/DC power converters. Other example electric power systems and methods of detecting when at least one of a plurality of LED strings malfunctions in an electric power system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Astec International Limited
    Inventors: Nathaniel Franco Neri, John Faustino Boqueo Begino, III, Christopher Alan Jones, An Kim Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10630907
    Abstract: Methods of creating frames captured with a video camera that are independent of light conditions are presented. In a first method the invention attains this goal by the addition of a modulated light source, for example amplitude modulation (AM), to the background light that illuminates the scene being captured and executing an algorithm that generates processed images in which the effects of the background illumination have been eliminated. In a second aspect the invention is a method of modifying the flash no flash technique by executing an algorithm that averages out the maximum and minimum intensity peaks in adjacent frames thereby allowing this technique to be employed using non-synchronous light in video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: B.G. negev Technologies and Applications Ltd., at Ben Gurion University
    Inventors: Hugo Guterman, Rami Hagege, Amir Kolaman
  • Patent number: 10614174
    Abstract: Generating a crown model using a statistical method (such as k-means clustering, principal component analysis (PCA), or similar statistical methods) can result in a crown model that is missing sharpness details below the threshold of the statistical technique. A method is provided to add back the sharpness to the resulting model by combining a single full-featured example into the algorithms generating the statistical model. The end result is a crown model that is relatively simple to produce and manipulate in real time, yet maintains the anatomical sharpness of a natural tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.
    Inventors: Jinho Lee, Alexander Yarmarkovich, Kenneth Michael Flowers
  • Patent number: 10592772
    Abstract: An attachment tool includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a random pattern provided on a comparison region of a part; and an identification result-outputting unit configured to output a part identification result obtained by comparing an image characteristic of the captured image of the random pattern with a previously stored image characteristic of a random pattern of a part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rui Ishiyama, Takayuki Abe, Kayato Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10562467
    Abstract: A bonding structure for fixing a plate member inside a housing storing the plate member includes an opening, a fixing portion, adhesive, and a transmissive portion. The opening connects a first space surrounded by the housing and a first surface of the plate member facing the housing with a second space located by a second surface of the plate member opposite the first surface. The fixing portion faces the first surface, is positioned in accordance with the opening, and includes an ultraviolet transmissive material. The adhesive is ultraviolet curing adhesive located at the opening and fixing the fixing portion and the plate member to each other. The transmissive portion is located at the periphery of a side surface of the plate member and transmits ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10554890
    Abstract: A method includes capturing multiple pairs of images of a scene at different exposures using at least one camera of an electronic device. Each pair of images includes (i) an ambient image of the scene captured without using a flash of the electronic device and (ii) a flash image of the scene captured using the flash of the electronic device. The method also includes rendering a final image of the scene with a bokeh that is determined using the multiple pairs of images. One of the ambient images or the flash images are captured in order of increasing exposure time, and the other of the ambient images or the flash images are captured in order of decreasing exposure time. The method may also include estimating a depth map associated with the scene using the pairs of images, where the bokeh is based on the depth map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Long N. Le, John W. Glotzbach, Hamid R. Sheikh, Michael O. Polley
  • Patent number: 10547792
    Abstract: There is provided a control device, a control method, and a program through which it is possible to reduce nonuniformity of brightness in an imaging region and implement a more suitable imaging environment, the control device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire an image that is captured by an imaging unit; and a control unit configured to control light intensities of auxiliary light beams emitted from auxiliary light emitting units that are associated in advance with a plurality of partial regions in an imaging region determined based on an angle of view of the imaging unit among the plurality of auxiliary light emitting units based on an analysis result of the acquired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaharu Nagata, Takeshi Ohashi, Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10508901
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a functional assembly, a display device and a terminal. The functional assembly includes a sensor unit, a first light-guiding component and a camera. The sensor unit includes an emitter and a receiver. The emitter is configured to emit probe light. The first light-guiding component is configured to introduce the probe light and transmit the probe light to the outside through the camera. The receiver is configured to receive detection light through the camera, the detection light being formed by reflection of the probe light against an obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10484622
    Abstract: A near-infrared sensitive video camera comprises a control unit configured to: dynamically detect a setting of the camera, the setting being one or more of: a zoom level, a focus setting and a setting of an IR-illuminator of camera. The control unit dynamically acquires a gain setting map for an image sensor, the acquired gain setting map being associated with the dynamically detected setting of the camera and comprising individual gain settings of the image sensor. Dynamically acquiring the gain setting map comprises accessing a database of gain setting maps associated with specific settings of the camera and on the dynamically detected setting of the camera; and dynamically adjusting a gain setting of the image sensor based on the acquired gain setting map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventor: Jimmie Jönsson
  • Patent number: 10467457
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing images used in a facial recognition system are provided. The system and method are configured to generate a sequential set of control signals configured to cause a camera to capture a corresponding sequential set of probe images of a face of an individual. Each control signal in the sequential set of control signals is configured to cause the camera to capture a probe image of the sequential set of probe images using a different exposure time. The different exposure times associated with the sequential set of control signals together form a predetermined profile configured to enable capture of a usable image from the sequential set of probe images despite variation in at least one of an amount of light and a skin tone of the face of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation of America
    Inventors: Krishna Ranganath, Alvin Yap, Suresh Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10469770
    Abstract: A camera, including a lens assembly and a plurality of infrared ray (IR) light sources arranged around the lens assembly, has a photographing target area classified as a main irradiation area and an external irradiation area. The main irradiation area is set not to exceed a half-power angle of the IR light sources. The external irradiation area is set to exceed the half-power angle of the IR light sources. A reflector is installed corresponding to the IR light sources. IRs reflected by the reflector reach the external irradiation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Chan Jung, Ji Hwan Bae, Woon Do Jung
  • Patent number: 10467469
    Abstract: An optical system for an image acquisition device comprises an image sensor comprising an array of pixels including pixels sensitive to IR wavelengths for acquiring an image. A lens assembly includes a collecting lens surface with an optical axis, the lens assembly being arranged to focus IR light received from a given object distance on the sensor surface. The lens assembly includes at least a first reflective surface for reflecting collected light along an axis transverse to the optical axis so that a length of the optical system along the optical axis is reduced by comparison to a focal length of the lens assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Goncharov, Christopher Dainty, Istvan Andorko, Peter Corcoran
  • Patent number: 10462340
    Abstract: A method (460) for illuminating a target (20) with one or more lighting effects using a networked light source. An image recording device (16) comprising a wireless communications module (36) identifies any lighting units (10) located within a first distance (50) to the image recording device, and communicates, via the wireless communications module, a request to one or more of the identified lighting units to illuminate the target with one or more of a plurality of lighting effects when the image recording device captures an image or records a video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Om Prakash Mishra, Kapil Kumar Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10441360
    Abstract: A system for precision guidance of surgical procedures on a patient is disclosed. Aspects of the system may include: a three-dimensional digital representation of a pre-procedural geometry of a relevant part of the patient, a three-dimensional digital representation of an intended post-procedural geometry of the relevant part of the patient including any implant or other structures intended to be attached to the patient, and a movable electro-optical (EO) camera mounted in a known position and orientation relative to a surgeon, such as a head mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Metronor AS
    Inventor: Oyvind Rotvold
  • Patent number: 10440252
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging apparatus and an imaging method that are capable of easily setting a type of a subject as a focusing target in each imaging. An image sensor acquires an image. An operation unit selects a type of a subject as a focusing target in each imaging of the image acquired by the image sensor. In the case where the type of the subject as a 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. The present disclosure can be applied to an imaging apparatus, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10437127
    Abstract: An electrochromic apparatus comprises an electrochromic device and a drive unit operating for normal drive and heating drive of the electrochromic device. The electrochromic device comprises a pair of electrodes and an electrochromic layer including at least an electrochromic material and a solvent. Each of the paired electrodes has at least a pair of power supply sections on a surface thereof. The pair of power supply sections include a first power supply section and a second power supply section arranged oppositely relative to the first power supply section on the surface. The drive unit operates for the heating drive such that the electrochromic layer is heated by applying an alternating voltage between the pair of power supply sections of each of the paired electrodes so as to put any oppositely disposed positions of the paired electrodes in phase with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Miyazaki, Jun Yamamoto